By Jules Feiffer
A talented storyteller who has overjoyed 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 feel of worry, Feiffer launched into his first caricature apprenticeship on the age of seventeen, emboldened in simple terms via a keenness for achievement and an inherent ability for failure. He vividly remembers these transformative years operating less than the mythical Will Eisner, and later, after he was once drafted into the military, his evolution from “smart-ass child into an enraged satirist.” Backing into Forward additionally lines Feiffer's love lifestyles, from a doomed hitchhiking journey to reclaim his high-school sweetheart to wasting his virginity in Greenwich Village, and his highway to marriage and fatherhood.
At the guts of this trip is Feiffer's prolific creativity. In fabulous aspect, 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 strains, slices of Americana, and pithy social observation, Backing into Forward charts Feiffer's upward push as an not likely and incisive provocateur in the course of the conformist fifties and the Vietnam and Civil Rights sixties and seventies.
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