A toilet that once belonged to J.D. Salinger has appeared on eBay, reports the Raleigh News & Observer. No bids yet—so you could still snag it for the “Buy It Now” price of $1,000,000. According to the New & Observer:
A simple, white Crane Oxford model, the toilet is stamped with a manufacturing date of October 1962, so Salinger didn’t actually enjoy its comforts until after writing nearly all of his published work.
Kohl, though, noted that Salinger is believed to have left behind a substantial volume of unpublished writing, and that surely Salinger conceived some of it while sitting on the million-dollar thunder pot.
It has no lid or seat, and will be shipped uncleaned.
“Salinger is, in a way, partly responsible for this posthumous violation of his potty privacy,” the article adds, explaining that Salinger’s vigilant protection of his privacy drove up the value placed on his personal belongings.
Yeah, seriously: What was was Salinger so worried about, anyway? His fans were just dedicated readers who profoundly loved his work and coveted his toilet.
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