I am currently reading Joseph Heller’s Now and Then. An autobiography that feels like an extremely interesting older gentleman is regaling you with anecdotes over a long and satisfying dinner.
Heller is of course best known for his novel Catch-22, a rather influential book in terms of forming my world view on matters serious and comedic. I first read it when I was fourteen and although my emerging teenage self didn’t understand all the themes, it did make me laugh on more than three occassions. A rather impressive reaction to elicit from a thirteen year old male.
Below is a video of Heller being interviewed and I have to admit to favouriting this piece of wit, charm and intelligence