Book trivia question: In the short story The Foster Portfolio by Kurt Vonnegut what is Mr. Foster’s secret joy? Answers: porno, pyro, playing the piano. Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut – The Foster Portfolio summary and analysis. All about The Foster Portfolio [short story] by Jr. Kurt Vonnegut. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers.

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He stationed himself at the upper end of the keyboard, and hammered on the highest note for one minute, then two, then three.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Herbert dusted off the piano bench kurtt his handkerchief, and sat down gingerly. Herbert was deadly serious.

The man had maybe seventy-five dollars a day coming in from his securities, and he worked three nights a week to make ends meet! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Elizabeth rated it liked it Jul 07, It made me a little sore that Foster would take my time, when the most he had to play around with, I guessed, was no more than a few hundred dollars.

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Even in silence, the images and emotions are strikingly vivid. Earned the whole car by the sweat of your brow, right down to the tip of the exhaust pipe. Crane looks at him a bit differently as he fords ahead to manage his funds. She says Herbert’s father spent his time in bars, away from his family. Recently added by aulsmithmysticjoeringman.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It was hard to believe that he had settled for so plain a wife, or that he could be as fond of family life as he seemed.

Kurt Vonnegut, Junior was an American novelist, satirist, and most recently, graphic artist. In a week or so, there would be a juicy melon from one of his steel companies. Army and serving in World War II.

Suddenly he struck, and a spasm of dirty, low-down, gorgeous jazz shook the air, a hot wraith of the twenties. I would find out in which restaurant Herbert worked, and then drop in, like any other citizen, for something to eat. Usually, the reports Continued on page 12 are bound in Manila covers. Skye Nightshade marked it as to-read Feb 01, Sarah marked it as to-read Jul 18, Andy rated it really liked it Aug 29, Drop it off before then.

His expression was one of disapproval, of a holy man in Babylon. I want you to handle my securities, not my life. The bonds and a list of securities slid into my lap. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He had the respectability his mother had hammered into him.


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Jesse Freedom rated it liked it Sep 02, Want to Read saving…. I have an idea what government bonds look like.

Directed by Danielle Katvan and starring Roe Hartrampf as Jim Crane, the young, ambitious, but still wet behind the ears investment banker, the story takes place many decades ago.

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“The Foster Portfolio” Brings Vonnegut short story to life at Tribeca

Robyn Dexter rated it liked it Dec 09, I elbowed my way between bored-looking women and race-track types to the bar. Vonnegut trained as a chemist and worked as a journali Kurt Vonnegut, Junior was an ;ortfolio novelist, satirist, and most recently, graphic artist.

No trivia or quizzes yet. The farm machinery company in which he owned five thousand shares was about to offer him rights worth three dollars apiece.