Mark David Chapman – Manifesto


Mark David Chapman, who notoriously murdered John Lennon, originally believed that The Catcher in the Rye could explain everything. “This is my statement,” he wrote on a copy of the book. However, years after the killing, he did write letters to the NYPD officer who arrested him. The letters contain many references to The Catcher in the Rye (“The Catcher in the Rye IS my statement,”), showing his continued obsession with the book, and Chapman also mused that “we were all part of something big, Steve.”


  1. Is there a place where the text can be found? I can read the first letter but can barely make out the second letter.

    Any feedback is appreciated.


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