J.D Salinger, Franny and Zooey. The first thing I do when i find out about an older book or movie that interests me, is look up quotes. The only sure way to tell if i'll like it is if i like the quotes.
This is a must.
And it always works.
I literally just came across this one.
He is almost able to describe exactly what my own thought process is like.
"Let's just try to have a marvelous time this weekend. I mean not try to analyze everything to death for once, if possible. Especially me. I love you."
"It's everybody, I mean. Everything everybody does is so--I don't know--not wrong, or even mean, or even stupid, necessarily. But just so tiny and meaningless--and sad-making. And the worst part is, if you go bohemian or something crazy like that, you're conforming just as much as everybody else, only in a different way."