Joseph Heller, Speed Vogel interview

    • Anonymous
      January 2, 2007 at 10:00 pm

      There’s an interview with the authors of [I]No Laughing Matter[/I] available at [b][/b] You’ll require a RealNetworks player to listen to it.

      The book is about Heller’s bout with Guillain-Barre, and his famous friends and visitors while he was recovering. (He may be familiar as the author of [i]Catch-22[/i] .)

    • Anonymous
      January 2, 2007 at 10:04 pm

      Thanks so much Olav.

    • Anonymous
      January 2, 2007 at 10:14 pm

      Very cool, Olav. I’m a big fan of the Beat Generation, so I hope some of my favorite authors will be on there!


    • Anonymous
      January 3, 2007 at 12:39 am

      Thanks olav. Enjoyed the interview added a great perspective to the Book.

    • Anonymous
      January 3, 2007 at 12:51 am

      Sorry so naive, can you give me a little info on Joseph Heller ?

    • Anonymous
      January 3, 2007 at 10:41 am

      Heller is probably most famous as the author of [i]Catch-22[/i], which was later made into a movie. If you’ve ever heard the phrase “catch-22” it’s because the title of the book has become famous all by itself.

      Heller is of interest to the forum mostly because he’s a famous writer who got Guillain-Barre and wrote a book about it. He was a good writer (he died in 1999), and a humorous one, which makes the book a fun read. His hospital visitors included the comedian Mel Brooks and the actor Dustin Hoffman, among others.

      More info about the book can be found here: