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An Unanswered Letter to J.D. Salinger’s PO Box

Christopher L. Jorgensen
P.O. Box 546
Ames, IA 50010


September 21, 2010


Box Holder
P.O. Box 32
Windsor, VT 05089


Dear Box Holder,

did you know this PO Box was once used by J.D. Salinger? I think that kind of kicks ass. If he were still alive I’d probably be writing him a letter. I’d say a bunch of stupid fanboy shit about how I thought “The Catcher in the Rye” is the best book ever! Then I’d say how I thought Dennis Miller was a complete sellout and that wasn’t it a shame he’d named his kid Holden. It’s probably best I’m not writing Salinger because if I were I’m sure I’d write something stupid!

I doubt he’d answer me though. On the other hand, I am hoping you will. So I’m not sure what I believe that says about you, Box Holder!

I know you can’t live up to the legacy that is Salinger, but you’re probably a fine human being and a worthy successor to his PO Box. So please tell me about yourself. What are your hopes and aspirations? What did you want to be when you were a kid? Do you like Salinger? Are you like me and saddened by the fact that Dennis Miller is a shallow hack, a mere shell of his formerly funny self?

Maybe no one will get this letter. Maybe PO Box 32 is on the National Register of Historic Places and all mail sent to it just bounces. For some reason that would make me a little sad. So I am hoping you’ll reply. Don’t worry, I’m not looking for a penal, but you can ask me anything. I might even reply.

Sincerely,


Christopher L. Jorgensen

 


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