JD Salinger Note to Maid on Sale for $50K

He does not want to deal with 'insignificant things'

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 13, 2011 6:26 PM CDT

(Newser) – A newly surfaced work from the late JD Salinger is up for sale—for about $1,800 a word. It's a signed note to his maid written in 1989, which the online company History for Sale has up on eBay for $50,000, reports the Concord Monitor. "Dear Mary," it reads. "Please make sure all the errands are done before you go on vacation, as I do not want to be bothered with insignificant things. Thank you. J.D. Salinger" That $50,000, by the way, does not include $19 for shipping. (Click to read about a more romantic celebrity letter for sale.)

A 1951 photo of JD Salinger.
A 1951 photo of JD Salinger.   (AP Photo/ ?The Lotte Jacobi Collection, University of New Hampshire, Lotte Jacobi)
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