Home Uncategorized Bestseller: “Catcher in the Rye” Jumps to Number 10 on Amazon

UPDATE: Toronto Film Festival just announced there will be a special screening of “Salinger” tomorrow, Sept 5th, at 8pm– in direct competition with the fest’s opening night, I might add.

Earlier: All the news about J.D. Salinger– Nazi first wife, new books coming in 2015, etc– has sparked sales on amazon.com and Barnes & Noble’s website. “The Catcher in the Rye,” first published in 1951, is number 10 on amazon and number 30 on bn.com. The new “Salinger” book by Shane Salerno and David Shields is number 66 on amazon and number 7 on bn.com. That’s all pretty amazing. But the “Salinger” documentary The-Catcher-in-the-Ryeis released  Friday to theaters. And on Sunday, Jean Miller, who was the 14 year old girl who inspired “Esme,” a Salinger character, appeared on “CBS Sunday Morning.” That show really sells books. Are all the people buying “Catcher” just phonies? Probably. We’re lousy with ’em, goddammit.

PS Salinger is not available on Kindle or iBooks, no ebooks whatsoever. Of course.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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