50 Days of Holiday Gifts: The Vonnegut Memento

For Kurt Vonnegut fans who already own the books, the “So It Goes” bumper sticker, and the little Kurt finger puppets, there’s the Vonnegut Library Pint Glass. The passage below the rotary phone is a famous line from Slaughterhouse-Five—”I have this disease late at night sometimes, involving alcohol and the telephone.” Cheers to the Hoosier who made “drunk dialing” sound poetic. $10. Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, 304 N. Senate Ave., 317-652-1954, vonnegutlibrary.org. Also available online.

Follow our 50 Days of Holiday Gifts Guide for daily ideas, most available in local shops.
Day 1: The Sweater
Day 2: The Bar Essential 
Day 3: The Retro Antique
Day 4: The DIY Option
Day 5: The Steak Knife
Day 6: The Scarf
Day 7: The Beer Gear
Day 8: The Colts Bling
Day 9: The Butler Hat
Day 10: The Humor Book
Day 11: The Handmade Soap
Day 12: The Spiritual Message
Day 13: The Hoodie
Complete list

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