Someone Had To Open Salinger’s Mail — And Answer It

“The letters came from Sri Lanka or the Netherlands or Arizona. They included deeply personal admissions–cancer diagnoses, bankruptcy, divorce–and were often written in Salinger’s own brash style or, at the very least, incorporated the slang of the period he chronicled. ‘Dear Jerry, you old bastard,’ they tended to start. ‘I gotta tell you.'”

Source: Slate 02/03/10