Does your dad drink his own urine? Does he consider a piece of cheese a full meal? Does he sleep with teenage girls and let them move in with you? Is he a recluse? Has he written books that have inspired lunatics to kill hippie-love rock stars? No matter how badly you think you had it, Margaret A. Salinger can beat you. Her dad is the creator of Holden Caulfield. Try living with that one.
It is hard enough to grow up without having your father be a giant on the literary scene, a sensitive auteur so marked by the constant and inalienable traumas he suffered at the hands of his adoring an