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  • The Catcher In The Rye is the favorite book of Douglas Hofstadter, Winona Ryder, Bill Gates, Jane Pauley, Robert Cormier and Pete Sampras.
  • Before he murdered John Lennon, Mark Chapman toured New York with The Catcher In The Rye as his guide.
  • The Catcher In The Rye is mentioned in the Billy Joel song "We Didn't Start the Fire".
  • Green Day has a song called "Who Wrote Holden Caulfield".
  • A Chinese pop group calls itself "The Catcher in the Rye".
  • There is an Irish indie rock band called "Rollerskate Skinny".
  • These days, Little Shirley Beans is an indiepop record label.
  • The Catcher In The Rye plays a major role in the movie Conspiracy Theory.
  • Two The Catcher InThe Rye passages were originally published as individual short stories in Colliers, "I'm Crazy" (Dec 1945), and the New Yorker, "Slight Rebellion off Madison" (Dec 1946).
  • The dedication in The Catcher InThe Rye reads, "To My Mother".
  • The price of a The Catcher InThe Rye first edition begins at $5500-$7500 and can go as high as $10,500.
  • In his 20s, Salinger dated 15-year-old Oona O'Neill, the daughter of playwright Eugene O'Neill.
  • A band called The Wynona Riders released a CD called "J. D. Salinger" in 1995.