If you really want to hear about it

If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.

First Lines of Catcher in the Rye

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    • Holden Caufield grew up to have a successful career as an angst-ridden New England English professor in several novels about midlife crises. In his most famous scene in What Was, he ponders a failed affair with a middleweight graduate student while moving his scrambled eggs from one side of the plate to another.

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