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Kasa Cotugno
This format is definitely the best way to experience this book. Read in her own clear voice, the events taking place over 40 years ago can still cause pain even when an entirely different life has passed in the interim. Joyce Maynard was pilloried for writing this at the time in the late 90s by those who iconize Salinger, feeling she had invaded his obsessive privacy. Now, with so much attention being paid to his memory and the world eagerly awaiting release of the books that purport to bring to ...more
Jun 19, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This was such an interesting autobiography. Her childhood home life was odd, her young adulthood was odd for the typical 1970's college student, and her strange relationship with a much-older J.D. Salinger was intriguing, to say the least. She progressed from a waif-like girl into a strong woman who confronts her past to know the truth about herself. I highly recommend it.
Wendy C
Jul 29, 2008 rated it really liked it
You will never look at JD Salinger the same again. This is a heartbreaking and kind of shocking story.
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