David Kipen

Former San Francisco Chronicle book editor/critic and NEA literature director David Kipen is the founder of Libros Schmibros, a lending library and used bookshop in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. His books include The Schreiber Theory: A Radical Re-write of American Film History and the reissued WPA Guides to LA and San Francisco. He can be reached at @email.

Magazine Article
Unhappy Camper

The hijacking of Kurt Vonnegut's early education embarrassed him not just at the time but down the road, when his career would bring him into contact with writers more well-read than he was.