In the first of a series of episodes, Eric explores JD Salinger's history in the magazine as he recounts his own experiences reading Salinger and tries to figure out the impact that New Yorker editors Gus Lobrano and William Maxwell had on the writer. Eric speaks with Ben Yagoda, author of ABOUT TOWN: THE NEW YORKER AND THE WORLD IT MADE about Salinger's history with the magazine. The actor Michael Shannon reads as Salinger.

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