Genre: Historical Fiction
Length: 544 pages
Audiobook Length: 20 hours and 58 minutes
First Published: 1961
Quotes from catch-22
Anything worth dying for … is certainly worth living for.
He was going to live forever, or die in the attempt.
Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.
[They] agreed that it was neither possible nor necessary to educate people who never questioned anything.
Movie Trailer for Catch-22 (1970)
About Joseph Heller
Joseph Heller was the son of poor Jewish parents from Russia. Even as a child, he loved to write; at the age of eleven, he wrote a story about the Russian invasion of Finland. He was sent to Italy, where he flew 60 combat missions as a B-25 bombardier. Heller later remembered the war as “fun in the beginning… You got the feeling that there was something glorious about it.” He died in 1999 at the age of 76.