My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff
Hardcover, 252 pages
Published June 3rd 2014 by Knopf
This is the memoir of a year in the life of Joanna Rakoff. It’s the ‘90s, and after leaving grad school, Joanna moves to New York city to become a writer. It’s harder to do than she had expected. It’s costly living in the city that never sleeps, so she takes a job as an assistant at the literary agency that represents JD Salinger. This agency is like stepping back in time to a “bygone age”—wood-panelled walls, typewriters, and dictaphones.