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“The first true loss of intimacy, security, and love in a woman's life typically brings her face to face with the terror of being alone: She must endure the insane pounding heart and not go mad. This is what Erica Jong's classic novel Fear of Flying is really all about: being snipped from the emotional strings that tie you to a man, going into free fall, and, perhaps, learning to fly.” ―BookForum
“A passionate novel... the body wanting sex, sex, sex and love and safety, comfort; the mind wanting freedom, independence, the power to work.... wonderfully funny and sad, witty and agonizing, brilliant, sensual, serious.” ―Hannah Green
“Belongs to and hilariously extends the tradition of Catcher in the Rye and Portnoy's Complaint.... [F]earless and fresh, tender and exact...” ―John Updike
“The boundary-breaking novel that redefined sexuality.” ―O magazine
“The book that started it all by the woman who started it all.” ―Naomi Wolf
“Extraordinary...at once wildly funny and very wise.” ―Los Angeles Times--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I had never read it before, and I loved it. I did not expect it to be so funny! Jong is great, and such an honest writer.Published 5 days ago by Isabel Luengo
First published in 1972, it doesn't resonate with me today as it did then. Once revelatory in its depiction of the
thoughts of a sexually liberated woman, it seems old hat... Read more
blah - blah - blah - silly book - but for its time "back in the day" okPublished 20 days ago by RITAS
It just wasn't my cup of tea. Same old girl meets boy, runs around on husband, ditches husband for new man, then gets ditched herself. Rather boring.Published 26 days ago by S. Miller
Great fun book. Still relevant in 2015. Could not put it down. Love the style of writing Erica uses. A+Published 1 month ago by ana stephania d nicolau
This book caused such a sensation when it came out, but I wasn't old enough to read it then! I wanted to see what was so radical about it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Diane V. C.