Heller looks back on his life -- mostly, his childhood in the Coney Island neighborhood of Brooklyn among a melange of other ethnic immigrants and religions. Although the film touches on his work as a blacksmith assistant in the Navy Yards in Virginia, then service in World War II, and some lessons of psychotheraphy, this memoir is mostly about his family and youth: calm, accepting, and generous.
This report prepared by David Loftus
Now and Then is Joseph Heller's life in words. He talks about his early days in Coney Island as a Jewish boy. He also talks about his service in World War II and the many people who inspired his best-selling book, Catch-22. It tells the wonderful story of his life from beginning to end.
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