This made me want to live in New York and go to the bars where Holden went. For all its satire, it’s a very romantic portrait of the city
“With Holden I discovered that there were other people that felt the way I did”
Teenage Mental Health
Rae Earl, Memoirist
“He sees everybody as phony because they take life too seriously.”
Boyhood and Growing Up
Chigozie Obioma, Literary Scholar
“It was such a relief from the other books I was reading at the time, which all had a quality of homework to them.”
The Books that Inspired Him
Woody Allen, Film Director
“Salinger almost invented the concept of teenage angst – his was the first voice of the youthquake that transformed our society in the 50s, 60s and 70s.”
Essential New York Novels
Jay McInerney, Novelist
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