SALINGER Hits #6 on NY Times Best Seller List
On January 29, 2010, Deadline Hollywood broke an exclusive story and review of Salinger, a feature-length documentary about reclusive author J. D. Salinger that Salerno directed, produced and financed himself. The documentary was kept secret for five years.
The film features interviews with 150 subjects including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton, John Cusack, Danny DeVito,John Guare, Martin Sheen, David Milch, Robert Towne, Tom Wolfe, E. L. Doctorow, and Pulitzer Prize winners A. Scott Berg,Elizabeth Frank and Gore Vidal. Michael Fleming, the first journalist in the world to view the film, said Salerno's picture was "arrestingly powerful and exhaustively researched". Additionally, Fleming announced that Salerno had co-written a 700-page biography on Salinger with New York Times bestselling author David Shields.
According to Dateline Hollywood, the book by David Shields and Shane Salerno is now #6 on The New York Times bestseller list. The documentary Salinger finished with a $22,742 per screen, and Salinger's The Catcher In The Rye hit the top ten on Amazon for the first time in years.