Just one catch : a biography of Joseph Heller

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New York : St. Martin's Press, 2011.
9780312596859, 0312596855


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First edition.
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xii, 548 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm


Includes bibliographical references (pages [525]-529) and index.
"In time for the 50th anniversary of Catch-22, Tracy Daugherty, the critically acclaimed author of Hiding Man (a New Yorker and New York Times Notable book), illuminates his most vital subject yet in this first biography of Joseph Heller. Joseph Heller was a Coney Island kid, the son of Russian immigrants, who went on to great fame and fortune. His most memorable novel took its inspiration from a mission he flew over France in WWII (his plane was filled with so much shrapnel it was a wonder it stayed in the air). Heller wrote seven novels, all of which remain in print. Something Happened and Good as Gold, to name two, are still considered the epitome of satire. His life was filled with women and romantic indiscretions, but he was perhaps more famous for his friendships--he counted Mel Brooks, Zero Mostel, Carl Reiner, Kurt Vonnegut, Norman Mailer, Mario Puzo, Dustin Hoffman, Woody Allen, and many others among his confidantes. In 1981 Heller was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre; Syndrome, a debilitating syndrome that could have cost him his life. Miraculously, he recovered. When he passed away in 1999 from natural causes, he left behind a body of work that continues to sell hundreds of thousands of copies a year. Just One Catch is the first biography of Yossarian's creator, with cooperation by the estate"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Daugherty, T. (2011). Just one catch: a biography of Joseph Heller (First edition.). St. Martin's Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Daugherty, Tracy. 2011. Just One Catch: A Biography of Joseph Heller. New York: St. Martin's Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Daugherty, Tracy. Just One Catch: A Biography of Joseph Heller New York: St. Martin's Press, 2011.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Daugherty, Tracy. Just One Catch: A Biography of Joseph Heller First edition., St. Martin's Press, 2011.

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