As a teenager, I first read Catch 22 and when I finished it. I read it again and again and again... (that book and Carlos Baker's Hemingway bio... weird) Anyway, I thirsted for more Heller and my senior year, I read Something Happened. OH MAN! OH MAN! That book was TOUGH to bear. In my freshman year, I took some lit class and the professor asked what the most challenging book was that we ever read 'for our souls' and I said, SOMETHING HAPPENED. He was visibly taken aback and asked me to stay after class... When I stayed (I was worried... wearing a bucket hat, overalls.. it was a night class after baseball practice and I was also barefoot) He smiled at me and said, "I have some questions about Bob Slocum for you" and he quizzed me on the novel and after about 5 questions was convinced I'd read the book. 'I want you to be a College Achievement Assistant, it pays 2500.00 a year' 'Uh, okay, what do I do' 'You tutor your jock friends' Sig Schwarz... one of the most amazing people I have ever known... what a teacher... and what fun I had tutoring guys I drank beer with.