People: Aug. 17, 1998

THE CATCH IS IN THE WRITING

Reclusive lovers of talented youngsters, beware: one day they may get a publishing deal. JOYCE MAYNARD, who lived with J.D. SALINGER for nine months when she was 18 and he 53, has written about it. Surprise, surprise--it turns out that the J.D. she knew back in 1974 was odd and not very congenial. In excerpts from At Home in the World in September's Vanity Fair, we learn that Salinger was a picky eater who didn't like his food cooked at more than 150[degrees]F, who made himself throw up after he ate junk food and encouraged...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!