This free product is a brief overview of J.D. Salinger's unique personality and approach to writing. The intent of the powerpoint is to offer students a glimpse into the connection between the author and his text. Students will find Salinger's lifestyle as a recluse and someone who shunned public fame interesting and puzzling. This curiosity will carry over as they begin to read the text and make connections between Holden's outlook on society and Salinger's real life choices. Also, there are several slides which include a brief synopsis of the novel's setting and a family tree depicting the Caulfield family. Finally, the last slide offers ten short answer questions reviewing the entire content of the power point.