A story about this — 7 years ago
I picked up a copy of this in NYC at a Goodwill when I was living there for a month, trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life.
Having gone through a similar stage in my life (down times, existential crises, etc.), finally having read this was a cathartic experience.
I’d also recommend A Million Little Pieces and Catcher in the Rye (probably read this, eh?) if you enjoyed The Bell Jar.