Backing Into Forward: A Memoir by Jules Feiffer

By Jules Feiffer

The award-winning cartoonist, playwright, and writer supplies a witty, illustrated rendition of his existence, from his formative years as a wimpy child within the Bronx to his mythical profession within the arts.

 A talented storyteller who has overjoyed readers and theater audiences for many years, Jules Feiffer now turns his skills to the story of his personal life.

 Plagued by means of studying difficulties, a controlling mom, and a debilitating feel of worry, Feiffer launched into his first caricature apprenticeship on the age of seventeen, emboldened purely through a keenness for achievement and a flair for failure. He vividly remembers 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 strains 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 staggering aspect, he recounts the delivery of his subversive photograph 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 going and incisive provocateur in the course of the conformist fifties and the Vietnam and Civil Rights sixties and seventies.

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