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The Imaginary Girlfriend by John Irving
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I'm a fan of John Irving's writing. He's one of the few authors who I monitor and when a new novel is out I buy it unseen. I'm a writer and if I could write half as well as Irving... well you probably would have heard of me by now.

I don't 'get' wrestling. Why would two men want to grapple in close proximity to each other's sweaty armpits and crutches? Even in the name of sport. And this mini-biography is more about wrestling than writing.

Nevertheless, Irving makes it interesting because of his facility with words. Some passages have his trademark touch and the book is worthwhile for these alone. But if you're looking for a book to help your writing this isn't it.
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May 1, 2013 – Finished Reading
May 17, 2013 – Shelved
June 7, 2013 – Shelved as: non-fiction

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