9780743247177

No Laughing Matter

Heller, Joseph; Vogel, Speed

ISBN 10: 0743247175 / 0-7432-4717-5
ISBN 13: 9780743247177
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 2004
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews for this title:
Synopsis:
MEMOIR
It all began one typical day in the life of Joe Heller. He was jogging four miles at a clip these days, working on his novel God Knows, coping with the complications of an unpleasant divorce, and pigging out once or twice a week on Chinese food with cronies like Mel Brooks, Mario Puzo, and his buddy of more than twenty years, Speed Vogel. He was feeling perfectly fine that day -- but within twenty-four hours he would be in intensive care at Manhattan's Mount Sinai Hospital. He would remain hospitalized for nearly six months and leave in a wheelchair.
Joseph Heller had Guillain-Barré syndrome, a debilitating, sometimes fatal condition that can leave its victims paralyzed from head to toe. The clan gathered immediately. Speed -- sometime artist, sometime businessman, sometime herring taster, and now a coauthor -- moved into Joe's apartment as messenger, servant, and shaman. Mel Brooks, arch-hypochondriac of the Western world, knew as much about Heller's condition as the doctors. Mario Puzo, author of the preeminent gangster novel of our time, proved to be the most reluctant man ever to be dragged along on a hospital visit. These and lots of others rallied around the sickbed in a show of loyalty and friendship that not only built a wild and spirited camaraderie but helped bring Joe Heller, writer and buddy extraordinaire, through his greatest crisis.
This book is an inspiring, hilarious memoir of a calamitous illness and the rocky road to recuperation -- as only the author of Catch-22 and the friend who helped him back to health could tell it. No Laughing Matter is as wacky, terrifying, and great-hearted as any fiction Joseph Heller ever wrote.

Editorial reviews may belong to another edition of this title.
 

No Laughing Matter: Search Results

1.
No Laughing Matter Format: Paperback (ISBN: 0743247175 / 0-7432-4717-5)
Heller, Joseph; Vogel, Speed
ISBN 10: 0743247175
ISBN 13: 9780743247177
Bookseller: INDOO (Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Simon and Schuster. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0743247175

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 8.37
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
2.
No Laughing Matter (ISBN: 9780743247177)
Heller, Joseph; Vogel, Speed
ISBN 10: 0743247175
ISBN 13: 9780743247177
Bookseller: Paperbackshop-US (Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Simon and Schuster, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US. Bookseller Inventory # VS-9780743247177

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 7.92
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
3.
No Laughing Matter (Paperback) (ISBN: 9780743247177)
Heller, Joseph; Vogel, Speed
ISBN 10: 0743247175
ISBN 13: 9780743247177
Bookseller: The Book Depository US (Gloucester, ., United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 10

Book Description: SIMON SCHUSTER, United States, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint ed. 208 x 132 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. MEMOIRIt all began one typical day in the life of Joe Heller. He was jogging four miles at a clip these days, working on his novel God Knows, coping with the complications of an unpleasant divorce, and pigging out once or twice a week on Chinese food with cronies like Mel Brooks, Mario Puzo, and his buddy of more than twenty years, Speed Vogel. He was feeling perfectly fine that day -- but within twenty-four hours he would be in intensive care at Manhattan s Mount Sinai Hospital. He would remain hospitalized for nearly six months and leave in a wheelchair.Joseph Heller had Guillain-Barre syndrome, a debilitating, sometimes fatal condition that can leave its victims paralyzed from head to toe. The clan gathered immediately. Speed -- sometime artist, sometime businessman, sometime herring taster, and now a coauthor -- moved into Joe s apartment as messenger, servant, and shaman. Mel Brooks, arch-hypochondriac of the Western world, knew as much about Heller s condition as the doctors. Mario Puzo, author of the preeminent gangster novel of our time, proved to be the most reluctant man ever to be dragged along on a hospital visit. These and lots of others rallied around the sickbed in a show of loyalty and friendship that not only built a wild and spirited camaraderie but helped bring Joe Heller, writer and buddy extraordinaire, through his greatest crisis.This book is an inspiring, hilarious memoir of a calamitous illness and the rocky road to recuperation -- as only the author of Catch-22 and the friend who helped him back to health could tell it. No Laughing Matter is as wacky, terrifying, and great-hearted as any fiction Joseph Heller ever wrote. Bookseller Inventory # BZV9780743247177

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 12.64
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
4.
No Laughing Matter (ISBN: 0743247175 / 0-7432-4717-5)
Heller, Joseph; Vogel, Speed
ISBN 10: 0743247175
ISBN 13: 9780743247177
Bookseller: Movie Mars (Indian Trail, NC, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 2

Book Description: Simon & Schuster. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0743247175 Imbued with wit and biting humor, this memoir by the author of "Catch-22" recounts Heller's battle against Guillain-Barre syndrome, a sometimes fatal condition that can leave its victims paralyzed, and the camaraderie of friends who rallied to his support. Bookseller Inventory # 4833920

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 9.24
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
5.
No Laughing Matter (ISBN: 0743247175 / 0-7432-4717-5)
Heller, Joseph; Vogel, Speed
ISBN 10: 0743247175
ISBN 13: 9780743247177
Bookseller: Nataraj Books, Inc. (Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Simon & Schuster. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0743247175 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI210435767

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 9.49
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
6.
No Laughing Matter (Paperback) (ISBN: 9780743247177)
Heller, Joseph; Vogel, Speed
ISBN 10: 0743247175
ISBN 13: 9780743247177
Bookseller: The Book Depository (Gloucester, UK, United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: SIMON SCHUSTER, United States, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint ed. 208 x 132 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. MEMOIRIt all began one typical day in the life of Joe Heller. He was jogging four miles at a clip these days, working on his novel God Knows, coping with the complications of an unpleasant divorce, and pigging out once or twice a week on Chinese food with cronies like Mel Brooks, Mario Puzo, and his buddy of more than twenty years, Speed Vogel. He was feeling perfectly fine that day -- but within twenty-four hours he would be in intensive care at Manhattan s Mount Sinai Hospital. He would remain hospitalized for nearly six months and leave in a wheelchair.Joseph Heller had Guillain-Barre syndrome, a debilitating, sometimes fatal condition that can leave its victims paralyzed from head to toe. The clan gathered immediately. Speed -- sometime artist, sometime businessman, sometime herring taster, and now a coauthor -- moved into Joe s apartment as messenger, servant, and shaman. Mel Brooks, arch-hypochondriac of the Western world, knew as much about Heller s condition as the doctors. Mario Puzo, author of the preeminent gangster novel of our time, proved to be the most reluctant man ever to be dragged along on a hospital visit. These and lots of others rallied around the sickbed in a show of loyalty and friendship that not only built a wild and spirited camaraderie but helped bring Joe Heller, writer and buddy extraordinaire, through his greatest crisis.This book is an inspiring, hilarious memoir of a calamitous illness and the rocky road to recuperation -- as only the author of Catch-22 and the friend who helped him back to health could tell it. No Laughing Matter is as wacky, terrifying, and great-hearted as any fiction Joseph Heller ever wrote. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780743247177

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 17.39
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
7.
No Laughing Matter (ISBN: 0743247175 / 0-7432-4717-5)
Heller, Joseph; Vogel, Speed
ISBN 10: 0743247175
ISBN 13: 9780743247177
Bookseller: ExtremelyReliable (Richmond, TX, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Simon & Schuster. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0743247175

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 18.71
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
8.
No Laughing Matter (ISBN: 0743247175 / 0-7432-4717-5)
Heller, Joseph; Vogel, Speed
ISBN 10: 0743247175
ISBN 13: 9780743247177
Bookseller: Revaluation Books (Exeter, DEV, United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 2

Book Description: Simon & Schuster, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. first paperback edition edition. 336 pages. 8.25x5.50x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # z-0743247175

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 18.26
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 9.63
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
9.
No Laughing Matter (ISBN: 9780743247177)
Heller, Joseph; Vogel, Speed
ISBN 10: 0743247175
ISBN 13: 9780743247177
Bookseller: Media Mall (Fyshwick, ACT, Australia)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Simon & Schuster, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 13.97 x 20.96 cm. Imbued with wit and biting humor, this memoir by the author of "Catch-22" recounts Heller's battle against Guillain-Barre syndrome, a sometimes fatal condition that can leave its victims paralyzed, and the camaraderie of friends who rallied to his support.Our orders are sent from our warehouse locally or directly from our international distributors to allow us to offer you the best possible price and delivery time. Book. Bookseller Inventory # MM-20121725

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 20.50
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 13.90
From Australia to U.S.A.
10.
No Laughing Matter (Paperback) (ISBN: 0743247175 / 0-7432-4717-5)
Heller, Joseph; Vogel, Speed
ISBN 10: 0743247175
ISBN 13: 9780743247177
Bookseller: Citi Retail (Lowfield Heath, CRAWL, United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 140mm x 24mm x 213mm. Paperback. MEMOIRIt all began one typical day in the life of Joe Heller. He was jogging four miles at a clip these days, working on his novel "God Knows, " coping with the complications of an unpleas.Shipping may be from our UK, US or Australian warehouse depending on stock availability. 336 pages. 0.308. Bookseller Inventory # 9780743247177

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 16.45
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 20.86
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
View All Listings for this Book