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"There are things that if I don't do now, I'll never do."

Title: My Salinger Year
Author: Joanna Rakoff
Date: 2014
RRP: £8.99
Publisher: Bloomsbury

It’s a timeless story, that of your first job. We crave to read our own lives, as validation, confirmation that we’re going down the right path, and that all will end well. 986 more words

When what you fear, happens...

When you what you fear, happens, can be pretty stressful and scary. Franny, a “wise child” and highly gifted young adult wonders what her true calling is. 195 more words


GREAT FICTIONAL CHARACTERS THAT MAKE ME SMILE, by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

This morning I was reading the packaging on a new toothbrush. No, Mr. Happy Tooth is not a character that makes me smile. The package said to replace the toothbrush when half the blue indicator bristles lose their color. 348 more words


Wine, Words & Wednesday, No. 94

Today’s words come to us from J.D. Salinger’s 1951 novel, The Catcher in the Rye.  Nary a high school student in my time (the awesome 80s) graduated without reading this book, or at least… 233 more words

Wine Words & Wednesday

All The Culture 27-04-2016

#nowreading: The Marriage Plot – Jeffrey Eugenides.

A lot of similarities to Franny and Zooey, especially regarding the reading of the lord’s prayer religiously.  Even a mention for Franny’s breakdown.

All The Culture

‘Under the Influence’ by Joyce Maynard tells of divorcee’s big mistake, downfall

Maynard has been one of my favorite authors ever since I came across her collection of columns in “Domestic Affairs” as a young mother. 884 more words