No Laughing Matter
by Joseph Heller & Speed Vogel
G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1986, [First Edition], hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0399130861
Very Good Condition, book in fine condition with minor edge and shelf wear, dustjacket has some edge wear, a few small tears and stains
'Joseph Heller had Guillain-Barre syndrome, a debilitating, sometimes fatal condition that can leave its victims paralysed from head to toe.
Speed - sometime artist, sometime businessman, sometime herring taster, and now coauthor - moved into Joe's apartment as messenger, servant, and shaman. He not only wrote but signed Joe's checks, wined and dined Joe's favourite nurse, and warded off the tantrums of his paralysed buddy.
This book is an inspiring, hilarious memoir of 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.'