By Jules Feiffer
A proficient storyteller who has thrilled readers and theater audiences for many years, Jules Feiffer now turns his abilities to the story of his personal life.
Plagued through studying difficulties, a controlling mom, and a debilitating experience of worry, Feiffer launched into his first caricature apprenticeship on the age of seventeen, emboldened basically by means of a keenness for achievement and an inherent ability for failure. He vividly recollects these transformative years operating lower than the mythical Will Eisner, and later, after he used to be drafted into the military, his evolution from “smart-ass child into an enraged satirist.” Backing into Forward additionally lines Feiffer's love existence, from a doomed hitchhiking journey to reclaim his high-school sweetheart to wasting his virginity in Greenwich Village, and his street to marriage and fatherhood.
At the guts of this trip is Feiffer's prolific creativity. In extraordinary element, he recounts the start of his subversive image novella Munro, his entrée into New York's literary salons, collaborations with movie greats Mike Nichols, Robert Altman, and Jack Nicholson, and different significant turning issues. Brimming with wry punch traces, slices of Americana, and pithy social statement, Backing into Forward charts Feiffer's upward thrust as an not going and incisive provocateur through the conformist fifties and the Vietnam and Civil Rights sixties and seventies.
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