thank you for writing a book that made me feel like it was okay to feel that adolescence was a breeding ground for madness. i made it through high school a lot better adjusted than i should have as a result of reading catcher in the rye. your understanding of the misfit and your hilarious and poignant dialogues in your writing will be missed.
“the goddamn sands run out on you every time you turn around. i know what i’m talking about. you’re lucky if you get time to sneeze in this goddamn phenomenal world.”
– j.d. salinger, franny and zooey