About this title: Here is the writer Joseph Heller's Coney Island childhood, down the block from the world's most famous amusement park. It was the height of the Depression, it was a fatherless family, yet little Joey Heller had a terrific time -- on the boardwalk, in the ocean, even in school. After the war there was college, teaching Madison Avenue, marriage, and -- always -- writing. And finally the spectacular success of Catch-22, launching one of the great literary careers.
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