Thomas Jefferson once wrote, “He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual”. In the book Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Holden Caulfield’s lies become habitual throughout the book. Holden is a sixteen-year-old boy, who has been kicked out of several schools including, most recently, Pencey Prep. Holden’s younger brother, Allie, died when Holden was only thirteen and his older brother is too busy working for Hollywood to care about Holden.
These addictions led to him losing his apartment and living on the streets for a year. When he was at the age of thirty, his friends sent him on a trip to help him recover from his alcohol and heroin addictions. While the trip worked, it also introduced Andrew Zimmern to eating strange foods;
Richards spent the majority of his time on the show mocking his own misfortune and did not see a noteworthy role again until he was cast in Kirstie Alley’s poorly written, poorly planned, and poorly received “sitcom” Kirstie. The Iron Sheik - The Iron Sheik enjoyed his greatest success in the early 1980s as the number one foreign bad guy of the then World Wrestling Federation. During this period, Sheik developed a love of drugs and alcohol which pretty much destroyed his in-ring career and made it impossible for him to find work in the industry to which he had given his best years. Through social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook, The Iron Sheik carved out a new career as an online celebrity, largely owing to his drug-fueled rants about a variety of wrestling stars and larger Hollywood celebrities. The Sheik soon discovered that his newfound social media following could be used to score roles on television talk shows and in commercials, and so he significantly increased his output of racist, homophobic, and totally insane ramblings.
As much I try to forget about him, my thoughts still hover back to Arsen. The police took him away that night and the court gave his custody to his aunt and uncle. Not even a week with his new guardians, and his aunt divorced his old uncle. News broke thereafter that Arsen 's uncle was a drunkard and stayed home unemployed the entire time, surviving off food stamps and unemployment checks. Observing my ex-best friend, he probably fell into the wrong crowd during that time.
Tyler Perry was physically and sexually abused several times throughout his childhood. He attempted suicide on several occasions due to all the hurt and abuse he experienced. Tyler Perry moved to Atlanta in hopes of pursuing his career. While chasing his dreams, for six years, Tyler Perry was rejected, he was never able to keep a steady job, and he remained homeless, sometimes sleeping in his car. Tyler Perry began using writing about his life as an outlet.
Christopher Wallace was murdered March 9th, 1997 in Los Angeles, California at the age of 24. To put thing into perspective, Biggie died when I was only three years old, and yet his music has still been a huge part on my life. I remember the days of riding around with my dad as "the Ready to Die" album blasted through the speakers. As a kid and being unaware of the meaning of every bar, and not understanding certain references, he had the ability to paint a picture that even I could understand as a child. Listening to songs like "Warning" and envisioning a giant super hero defending himself from evil.
I had a BMI of 37 going into my freshman year of college and my physician warned me numerous times to change my lifestyle. I dismissed their warnings with youthful ignorance. However, there I was laboring away on that treadmill, with only one response to those thoughts begging me to quit, “This pain is nothing compared to how you felt that day.” My dad was never out of shape, but he also wasn’t as healthy as his physician asked him to be. That fact did nothing to stop the heart attack he suffered months before my freshman year at Iowa. There laid my dad, unconscious with tubes protruding
The picture included him next to his son who was twenty-two. This prompted #3 to recount a tale of how his son ran away from a fight when he was nine. He felt so embarrassed that he vowed to make a man out of his son and he did not care if he had to break him from trying. He noted that he did when his son was 16 and they had a fight that caused his to hit him on the jaw. Adding after that, he has not heard from him for two years, concluding with the words "Kids.
In Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger the main character, Holden Caulfield, deals with death and alienation, both from himself and from others. Holden deals with the death of his little brother Allie when Holden was 13 and Allie was 11, he is still dealing with the death three years later. Holden is sent to private schools by his parents and he flunks out of most of them, this alienates him by Holden having to move to a new school almost every year. These combined with them happening while he is young can lead to Holden having developed PTSD from the death of Allie. Holden displays symptoms of PTSD, such as re-experiencing Allie’s death, and starting easily, as well as doing things in the same way as someone who is diagnosed with PTSD
Little did I know this was the day that my brother was possessed by paranoid schizophrenia. I was 12 and he was 16 during the time of his first episode. Danny was spitting out gibberish and although I had no idea what mental illness was at the time, I knew my brother was sick. He forgot we were in Connecticut spending the weekend at my uncle’s house and believed we were still at our home back in Boston. “I don’t even know how old my little sisters are man!” He screamed in between chopped up sentences.