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J.D. Salinger Was A Shockingly Creepy Womanizer Who Took Home Underaged Girls Into His 60s

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J.D. Salinger published at least nine books during his lifetime, but he's most famous for writing what is considered one of the best American novelsCatcher in the Rye. The story revolves around the high school life of Holden Caulfield and has resonated with teens for decades. Salinger had an interest in teenagers outside of his literature, however: The reclusive author had a lifelong attraction to young women. Salinger's girlfriends and lovers were often barely women at all, as the older man often pursued girls who were half his age. He eventually married a 21 year old when he was in his late 60s.

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