10 Things You Didn’t Know About JD Salinger
BettyConfidential remembers the great American writer who gave us The Catcher in the Rye, and uncovers some little-known facts.
-Kathryn H. Cusimano
JD Salinger died on Wednesday of natural causes at the age of 91. One of the most revered American writers, Salinger’s most famous work is The Catcher in the Rye, a controversial novel about a wealthy 16-year-old boy who struggles to find a place in the world. Transcending generations, genders and cultures, there was something about Holden Caulfield’s confusion, feelings of alienation and loneliness that every teen can relate to.
The book has sold more than 65 million copies worldwide and has been a staple on the curriculum of high schools everywhere (although it was heavily censored in the US for many years). The public’s fascination with the reclusive author lives on, amid speculation about whether his unpublished works will be released posthumously. Here, we reveal a few things you might not know about Jerome David Salinger.