Ebook $9.99

Random House | Dec 20, 1999 | 192 Pages | ISBN 9780375504488

  • Paperback$14.00

    Ballantine Books | Oct 10, 2000 | 222 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 | ISBN 9780345441300

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    Random House | Dec 20, 1999 | 192 Pages | ISBN 9780375504488

Praise

"Writing a novel is like swimming in the sea; writing a film is like swimming in the bath. . . . This short, amiable book is John Irving’s personal history of seeing–or not seeing–his novels made into movies. . . . The book digresses charmingly and effortlessly into related subjects. There is a beguiling memoir of his grandfather, an eminent surgeon; a brilliant and passionate argument for the freedom of women to choose abortion . . . observations on the origins of his novels, and so on. . . . Irving remains cooly objective, and it is clear why: he is a novelist, first and foremost, and his attitude toward the movie business is informed by this security and certainty. . . . Irving has done us [writers] proud."
–The New York Times Book Review

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