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"If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. In the first place, that stuff bores me, and in the second place, my parents would have about two hemorrhages apiece if I told anything pretty personal about them."
His constant wry observations about what he encounters, from teachers to phonies (the two of course are not mutually exclusive) capture the essence of the eternal teenage experience of alienation. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I got this for my sisters birthday, it is her all time favorite book. You can't find a better price for such quality, and the shipping came the same day it said it would. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Lillie
Slow reading but lots to think about and relate to modern trends in maturing. Enjoyed very much the book for whatt it is, but it took patience.Published 6 days ago by A. Siems
I had to struggle to give that one star. Salinger is, perhaps one of the most overrated authors I've ever read. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Tezza Wilson Clark
I never read this book in school, so I thought I would read it now and see why it is so popular. I was hooked from the first page. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Watcher01
I didn't want to kill John Lennon when I finished reading it!!! It is really sad Chapman had it on him when he killed the most talented,enlightened humanitarian of our generation... Read morePublished 11 days ago by barbara hyde
A fantastic classic. Would recommend for any reader. A must read before you kick the bucket.Published 11 days ago by Redx915