Book Club Of The Air: The Catcher In The Rye GUESTS: Brook Workman Retired high school teacher who taught seminar on J.D. Salinger at West High School in Iowa City Ron Rosenbaum Writer, Esquire Magazine and the New York Observer A lot happens to Holden Caulfield while he wanders around New York alone for three days. So much so that when The Catcher In the Rye was published in 1951, the profanity, sexual content and rejection of some traditional American values shocked many. The themes still resonate today. Join host Melinda Penkava and guests for the back-to-school edition of the Book Club of Air - a discussion on J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye ...on the next Talk of the Nation from NPR News.