“Ever since reading Catcher in the Rye, I have identified with Holden Caulfield. I always believed that while he was working one side of the street, I was working the other.” ~Art Buchwald, in his autobiography Leaving Home: A Memoir, ©1993

That’s interesting. I would never have thought to compare Holden Caulfield with Art Buchwald.

Cather in the Rye is one of those books that seems to leave a mark on everyone who reads it. Somehow J.D. Salinger created an outsider that everyone identifies with.


  1. markonit

    …now that I am an old man…

    Holden Caufield was a precursor to the entitled, spoiled, toxic masculinity that grips us today, underachievers, unwilling to effort their way to what they want in life, angry because things did not “happen” in a way that exclusively benefitted them… what a tosser…


  2. I haven’t read it. 😁


  3. Lovely book full of young adult angst! ❤


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