J.D. Salinger was overwhelmed by fame, and after Catcher in the Rye was published, he made like Holden Caulfield and "beat a fast exit out of New York City," says the co-author of a new Salinger biography.
September 1, 2013 Authors Shane Salerno and David Shields spent nine years doing research for Salinger, a new book about one of America's most revered writers. Salerno talks to Weekend Edition Sunday guest host Wade Goodwyn about Salinger's life and the stories behind his work.
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