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Chip Kidd

I know this is more than a little obvious, but it’s also the only book of his that I enjoy rereading. There, I said it. In both “A Perfect Day for Bananafish,” and “For Esmé with Love and Squalor,” are two very different and devastating depictions of PTSD a full seven decades before it was a thing.

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Frank Rich

Adolescent and post-adolescent loneliness and loss made flesh.

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Gia Coppola

“A Perfect Day for Bananafish” is one of my favorites. I just like the coolness of Muriel, and the scene with Seymour playing with the little girl by the ocean. Even though it's morbid, I like the end too.

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Chip Kidd

I know this is more than a little obvious, but it’s also the only book of his that I enjoy rereading. There, I said it. In both “A Perfect Day for Bananafish,” and “For Esmé with Love and Squalor,” are two very different and devastating depictions of PTSD a full seven decades before it was a thing.

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