J.D. Salinger's novel The Catcher In The Rye was first published on this date in 1951. The book really resonated with me when I initially read it as a young teenager. But I've tried to re-read it a few times over the years as an adult and haven't ever gotten very far, maybe no further than the 10th or 20th time Holden calls someone a "phony."
A series of 1 minute video summaries of the book have been posted on You Tube. They're serious rather than satiric, but the discipline of making each one a minute long makes them a little comedic as well, intentionally or unintentionally. You can watch the 1 minute "overview" HERE, or the 1 minute plot summary HERE.