J. D. Salinger’s Toilet On eBay For $1 Million

Photo: Gregorydavid (CC)

Photo: Gregorydavid (CC)

For real, reported by New York Magazine:

A toilet from a New Hampshire home that J.D. Salinger lived in during the eighties is being auctioned on eBay for $1,000,000. Really. Really. The commode is a “simple, white Crane Oxford model” that has not been cleaned and does not come with a seat or lid. It does come with a letter of authenticity. The extremely classy dealer vending this porcelain throne is open to taking “reasonable” offers for the toilet, but he thinks it’s worth at least $100,000. After all, even though it was manufactured in October 1962, after most of his published work had appeared, “Salinger is believed to have left behind a substantial volume of unpublished writing, and … surely Salinger conceived some of it while sitting on” this very toilet…

[continues at New York Magazine]

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    There is no “full of shit” remark here? Disinfo, this article BEGS for it.

  • http://www.xenex.org/ xen

    There is no “full of shit” remark here? Disinfo, this article BEGS for it.