J.D Salinger, author of "The Catcher in the Rye" passed away today at the age of 91. He died of natural causes. Salinger became famous for "Catcher in the Rye" and it's themes of alienation and cynicism told from the viewpoint of a 16 year old prep school drop out. This is an unfortunate passing for the literary world and for us. Catcher in the Rye alone has over 65 million worldwide sales.