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Life with Joseph Heller

Friday, December 02, 2011

Erica Heller tells about growing up with her iconic father, Joseph Heller, and the rest of her family, which could be by turns caring, infuriating, and exasperating, and anything but dull. Her memoir, Yossarian Slept Here: When Joseph Heller Was Dad, the Apthorp Was Home, and Life Was a Catch-22, details the Hellers’ charmed but turbulent lives.

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Comments [2]

Maija Veide from New York

Having read about the absurdities of bureaucracy in the military in the now classic Catch-22, I want to read more about this brilliant author and who he really was as a man, as a father, as a husband, from the daughter who experienced his wit and his love on a personal level.
Erica Heller proposes a revelatory portrait of her father in Yossarian Slept Here.

Dec. 02 2011 08:05 PM
Ed from Larchmont

Catch 22 is still the funniest book. Catches the World War II generation also.

Dec. 02 2011 08:14 AM

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