The Games Do Count - John Irving Summary & Analysis

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John Irving Summary and Analysis

John Irving, writer, wrestled from the time he was fourteen. John was a small kid, who loved wrestling, a sport that required self discipline and devotion. John took the discipline he learned from wrestling to his career as a writer, finding that it takes as much discipline, if not more, to stick with a large manuscript as it does to train to wrestle. John also coached wrestling after college to pay the bills while he waited for his writing to become successful. John discovered after success as an author that it took far more practice to become a ful- time writer than he had expected.

John Irving took from wrestling the discipline and work ethic necessary to play an individual sport and applied it to his writing career. John applied the lessons learned from sports to his career as...

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