I just read somewhere that today is The Catcher in the Rye’s big day. Wooooo.
The Catcher in the Rye is my MOST favorite book. What I would have given to have met J.D. Salinger. Which reminds me, one day I have to find an old, signed, RED COVER book. There are a few different covers but the red is my favorite. No idea why. And, I lost my red copy years ago and the copy I have now, the one with the horse on it, is very fucking annoying for some reason. No idea why book covers set me off.
What doesn’t set me off is this blog. http://theclassicsrock.blogspot.com/2011/07/for-60th-anniversary-of-catcher-in-rye.html As a tribute to the book today, this blog lists all Catcher in the Rye related songs, most I’ve never heard of, and as I read it, I felt like I was reading the words of John Cusack from High Fidelity, which FYI is in my top five movie pics of all time. I heart John Cusack and in related news, fucking hate his sister. Anyramblingonway, check out the songs. Pretty great list.
Another thing that doesn’t set me off is charity. This writer is donating all his proceeds from selling his essay “The Real Holden Caulfield” to the Wounded Warrior Project. If you’re into giving and reading, check it out. If not, your soul is probably black. http://fictionadvocate.com/
Lastly, I love this interview, which I guess is the last Salinger did before he died. http://www.zombieworldwide.com/2010/02/j-d-salingers-last-interview/
Here’s to really, really great books….
**Update. I googled, “signed copy of The Catcher in the Rye” and found they sell anywhere from 22k-55k. Whatinthefuck. Now I’m on a mission to find one myself. Damn I hate it when the world makes it hard on me to get what I want.