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For all of its class-bound preoccupations and the cramped horizons of its political vision, Fear of Flying does remain an important document, of both the literature and the emerging gender protest of its age. Its greatest triumph is the depiction of a female psyche battling the forces of loneliness while still yearning for pleasure. It’s a brilliant portrayal of how differently women experience existentialism, romance, and solitude. —Natasha Vargas-Cooper --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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 buy all my audio books from Amazon, this is just one more that I did purchase and very happy I did so.Published 11 days ago by Nora Osborne
I struggled with the middle part of this book. The 'isms' and all the psych words were too much! Maybe I'm just limited on this type of vocabulary. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Trish
I'm reading Fear of Flying for the 4th or 5th time and always enjoy it as a trip down memory lane.
My husband was a Washington D.C. Read more
I did not enjoyed this book very much. Boring a little.Published 3 months ago by Jennifer Ameli-Bakhtiar
A bit challenging for me to understand. But very well worth of further exploration.Published 4 months ago by john s caswell
The first time I owned this book was when I stole it from the paperback rack in the convenience store where I worked when I was 19 years old. Read morePublished 6 months ago by James Y. Wayland
I loved this read! I am 25 and felt like I learned a lot about myself from Jong's book! Juicy Read!Published 7 months ago by Jesse G