A personal essay in which author Joyce Maynard writes about finally returning to Yale this fall, at 64, to complete her Bachelor’s degree. Maynard had dropped out at 18 in 1971, following her freshman year, after which she went to live with a much older J.D. Salinger.
After decades of misogynist characterizations painting Joyce Maynard as violating J.D. Salinger for writing about her relationship with him as a teen, Maynard reprocesses this information and sets the record straight in the light of the #metoo moment.