On April 27, Mark Vonnegut presented the lecture his father, Kurt, would have given had he been able to make the trip. Kurt Vonnegut passed away on April 11. But before he died, he completed the text for the speech he planned on giving in his hometown, a characteristically wise, provocative — and often hilarious — monologue. Mark Vonnegut generously agreed to present what turned out to be his father’s last piece of writing for the public. The full house at Clowes Hall laughed until the tears came. It was a memorable evening. Fortunately, the event was recorded and it will be broadcast twice: first, on radio, May 20 at 6 p.m. on WFYI-FM 90.1, and then on TV, June 28 at 8 p.m. on WFYI-TV 20. The lecture was sponsored in part by the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Foundation.