But I then I discovered Conservatism and Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh's message of pick yourself up, and start all over again, did get me out the self-pitying phase I was in my late teens and early twenties. But the damage my Salinger phase has done to my life will probably never be overcame. While I am now a father, have a great wife, and handsome child, I wasted so much time at that crucial point of my life. I am doing now what I should have done fifteen to twenty years ago.
Here is David Warren's take. From Warren, I see I can blame Salinger for my too-long adolescence. It serves me right, but I hope Jenny and Tony don't suffer unduly.