In her review of John Irving’s latest novel, In One Person, Lisa Firestone calls the book, “A timely statement about men and women, the nature of sexuality, and society’s assault on the self.”  Firestone believes the book accurately represents the real-life struggles of people who labeled as deviant because they are seen as different from the norm.  Firestone compares Irving’s writing to the works of E.E. Cummings, commenting that both authors write about the importance of becoming an individual. Says Firestone, “To me, Irving’s appreciation and love of people’s differences and his acceptance of the diversity of human sexuality are a tribute to the values of nonconformity, tolerance and inclusiveness.”

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