The Best of J.D. Salinger

Written in ink, in German, in a small, hopelessly sincere handwriting, were the words “Dear God, life is hell.”? Nothing led up to or away from it. Alone on the page, and in the sickly stillness of the room, the words appeared to have the stature of an uncontestable, even classic indictment. X stared at the page for several minutes, trying, against heavy odds, not to be taken in. Then,

Being In A Book Club

how reading The Catcher in the Rye can be hazardous to your vocabulary, a goddamn funny post about book clubs and Holden’s influence: the next [book club] meeting is at my house. and it will be my turn to pick a goddam book. and i have no idea what the hell to pick. does anyone have any goddam suggestions?? I think I might enjoy being in a book club, goddamn