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Dear J.D.

28 January 2010

Dear J.D.,
Thanks for that one great summer when I was 19 and read Nine Stories. You made me feel deep and literary, of which I was neither. There are images from those stories burned into my mind, specifically “Just Before the War with the Eskimos”.

I’m bummed I won’t get to stalk you this summer in northern New Hampshire; I was really looking forward to that.

While I honestly did not love The Catcher in the Rye, the story seems to often swirl through my head, which means you really were as good as they say.

Rest easy.


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