An American writer of satirical fiction and takes on, he is most well-known for his 1961 novel-turned-play, Catch-22, a work that highlights the absurdity of war. His additional literary works consist of Picture This (1988), Shutting Period (1994), and Family portrait of the Artist, as a vintage Guy (2000). He offered in the U.S. Military Atmosphere Corps during Globe Battle II. Upon his go back to america, he went to the College or university of Southern California, NY College or university, and Columbia College or university. He had written the screenplay for Sex as well as the Solitary Girl. Along with his 1st wife, Shirley Held, he previously two kids. He wedded his second wife, Valerie Humphries, in 1987. He was a pal of acting professional Dustin Hoffman.