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July 16, 1951: The Catcher in the Rye is Published
On this day in 1951, J.D. Salinger’s novel, The Catcher in the Rye, was published. The novel tells the story of 16-year-old Holden Caulfield, a troubled character who challenged 1950s conformity, much like Salinger himself.
Due to its somewhat rebellious tone, Salinger’s work has been linked to issues of controversy and censorship.  Even so, over 60 years later, The Catcher in the Rye has sold over 65 million copies and continues to sell an additional 500,000 each year.
Learn about the novel’s path to publication with American Masters’ J. D. Salinger infographic.
Photo:  A 1951 copy of J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress). 

pbsthisdayinhistory:

July 16, 1951: The Catcher in the Rye is Published

On this day in 1951, J.D. Salinger’s novel, The Catcher in the Rye, was published. The novel tells the story of 16-year-old Holden Caulfield, a troubled character who challenged 1950s conformity, much like Salinger himself.

Due to its somewhat rebellious tone, Salinger’s work has been linked to issues of controversy and censorship.  Even so, over 60 years later, The Catcher in the Rye has sold over 65 million copies and continues to sell an additional 500,000 each year.

Learn about the novel’s path to publication with American Masters’ J. D. Salinger infographic.

Photo:  A 1951 copy of J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress). 

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Dr. Brainfreeze or: How I Learned to Stop Caring and Love the Chaos

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Yesterday morning I posted this on my blog:

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So here’s your update. Did I succeed? What did I learn? What am I, stupid? I could answer these questions simply: no, nothing much, and yes.

However, I’ve written a long-ass short story/article/first hand account. Because stupidity is a journey, not a destination and I want to take you on the journey of my stupidity. My stupidly self-inflicted hell…

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sales-aholic:

On July 11th, you can score a FREE 7-Eleven Slurpee! To make this freebie even better, you can also score FREE snacks for an entire week from July 12th - 19th. Just download the 7-Eleven app on your smartphone to redeem these freebies. More details here. Enjoy :)

*As always when it comes to freebies, don’t forget to share with your friends and followers! For more freebies, check out the Sales-aholic Freebies page.

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