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Yossarian Slept Here

When Joseph Heller Was Dad, the Apthorp Was Home, and Life Was a Catch-22

Erica Heller, Karen White (Narrated by)

MP3 CD

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/26/2011)
Paperback (12/21/2013)
Compact Disc (9/27/2011)
MP3 CD (9/27/2011)
Compact Disc (9/27/2011)
Paperback (10/1/2011)
Hardcover (8/23/2011)
Compact Disc (9/27/2011)

Description

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.


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

"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

Tantor Audio, 9781452654539

Publication Date: September 27, 2011



About the Author

Erica Heller is the daughter of "Catch-22" author Joseph Heller and an advertising copywriter, novelist, and creative consultant.

Karen White has been narrating and directing audiobooks for more than a dozen years and has well over one hundred books to her credit. Honored to be included among "AudioFile"'s Best Voices 2010 and 2011, she is also an Audie Award finalist and has earned multiple "AudioFile" Earphones Awards for narration and direction.