So J.D. Salinger died the other day - no news there, he was a very 'old coot'.
When I was in 8th grade of government school, the English teacher assigned one book to the rest of the class (can't remember what it was) and he pulled me aside and made me read The Catcher In The Rye. He pointedly said, "It's you."
Even after reading the book I was too young and too dumb to be offended. Plus I don't recall hardly anything from the book; except that the lead was some tall dude named Holden; and that the book was centered in NYC (I think). Whatever. And now I'm too wise to go back and re-read it for fear of discovering myself in whatever happened!
One of my friends, let's call her PhillyBroad, today she alerted me to a famous quote from that book, one that rightfully belongs in my *quote reserve*:
All morons hate it when you call them a moron.
I'm not sure if that's a straight Holden Caulfield quote or what. Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
The book was pretty controversial. I had no idea it got Lennon shot!
Maybe I should go back, re-read it, and find myself in it?