Yossarian Slept Here by Erica Heller audiobook

Yossarian Slept Here: When Joseph Heller Was Dad, the Apthorp Was Home, and Life Was a Catch-22

By Erica Heller
Read by Karen White

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200088034

  • ISBN: 9798200088027

  • ISBN: 9798200088041

Runtime: 9.19 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Like his most famous work, Joseph Heller was a study in contradictions: eccentric, brilliant, and voracious, but also mercurial, competitive, and stubborn, with a love of mischief that sometimes cut too close to the bone. Yossarian Slept Here is a daughter's mordantly funny, poignant, and incisive memoir about growing up Heller—from her colorful family members and her parents' passionate and tumultuous 38-year marriage, to her father's celebrity friends and the family's eccentric neighbors in New York City's historic Apthorp apartment building. Mel Brooks, Zero Mostel, and Mario Puzo were close confidantes of Joe; George Balanchine, Sidney Poitier, and Lena Horne shared the elevator. This authentic and vibrant portrait of life in the Heller household unfolds alongside the saga of the family's move into four distinctive apartments within the Apthorp, each representing a different phase of their lives together—and apart. It is a story about achieving a dream, about fame and its aftermath, about lasting love, squandered opportunities and how to have the best meal in Chinatown.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A rare combination of candor, humor, and compassion, this book is for all [listeners], especially of literary and family memoirs, and all fans of Heller. A fine combo with Tracy Daugherty's Just One Catch: A Biography of Joseph Heller. Library Journal Starred Review
“Charming and combative.” New York Times
“A rare combination of candor, humor, and compassion, this book is for all [listeners], especially of literary and family memoirs, and all fans of Heller. A fine combo with Tracy Daugherty’s Just One Catch: A Biography of Joseph Heller." Library Journal (starred review)
“For those with an interest in Joseph Heller, this is a must-listen as the details on his family and life experiences provide insights into how his life influenced his prize-winning writing.” AudioFile
“An affectionate family scrapbook crafted with a bittersweet blend of humor and pathos.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Erica Heller

Author Bio: Erica Heller

Erica Heller is the daughter of Joseph Heller, the author of Catch-22. An advertising copywriter, novelist, and creative consultant, her work has appeared in the New York Observer and on the Huffington Post website. She lives in New York City at the ever-evolving Apthorp apartment building.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 9.19
Audience: Adult
Language: English