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Catcher in the Rye Published

J.D. Salinger’s only full-length novel, The Catcher in the Rye, was published on July 16, 1951 by Little, Brown.

Since its publication, Salinger’s novel has been credited for being extremely controversial while simultaneously having mass appeal – not an easy feat. In the past few decades, The Catcher in the Rye has been banned and then reinstated in many high school curricula due to vulgar language, sexual situations, blasphemy, encouragement of rebellion, use of drugs, and underage drinking, etc.

Due to the novel’s treatment of issues surrounding individuality, disillusionment, isolation and other complex but common adolescent themes, The Catcher in the Rye has become immensely popular among young people. The protagonist, Holden Caulfield, has become somewhat of a symbol for rebellion, thus the appeal of the novel to teenage readers. The Catcher in the Rye is regarded as one of the best novels of the 20th century and over 65 million copies have been sold worldwide.

Sources: History, Wikipedia

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National Personal Chef Day

Created by the United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA),  July 16 is National Personal Chef Day and celebrates personal chefs and the unique service they perform – preparing meals for busy households, seniors, those with special dietary needs, or kitchen klutzes who should stay as far away from the kitchen as possible.

If you’re lucky enough to have a personal chef, thank him or her for the delicious food they prepare for you every day. You might even consider giving them the day off, even if it means living off of easy-to-make sandwiches for a day.

If you don’t have a personal chef and are interested in hiring one but don’t know where to start, the USPCA can help you find a personal chef in your area.

Interested in becoming a personal chef? What better day to get the ball rolling than National Personal Chef Day!? Check out “How to Become a Personal Chef” on eHow.com for a quick overview on what you need to do to become a personal chef, then find a training and certification program that best fits you. The USPCA recommends the Culinary Business Academy.

Sources: PRLog, The Ultimate Holiday Site

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