“John Irving in response to an attempt to ban The Hotel New Hampshire from a New Hampshire school library:
‘I take the side of young people, but I am also a realist; it is especially offensive to me when an uptight adult suggests that my stories are ‘inappropriate’ for young readers. I imagine, when I write, that I am writing for young readers — not for uptight adults.’”
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