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Erica Jong left a Ph.D. program at Columbia to write her ground-breaking novel Fear of Flying, published in 1973. Jong is the author of numerous award-winning books of poetry and novels including Fanny, How to Save Your Own Life, Parachutes and Kisses, Any Woman’s Blues, and the forthcoming Sappho’s Leap. She is also the author of the memoir Fear of Fifty. She lives in New York City and Connecticut.
On second thought, I liked it more than I seem to from the above....Published 6 months ago by Cowboy Copus
Great book. Still relevant today. I truly enjoyed the truthfulness in the written word. These are words most of us are still uncomfortable speaking.Published 14 months ago by Stacey Lachapelle
This book is incredibly readable, and Jong has a natural affinity for writing. I was fascinated with Isadora Wing in Fear of Flying, but in this book, she has devolved into a... Read morePublished on April 9, 2013 by Ada Ardor
I just recently re-read this book by Jong, and honestly I liked it more than when I first picked it up over a decade ago - and I loved it then. Read morePublished on February 20, 2012 by Katherine Evans
The problem is when you write a book like "Fear of Flying" you will be forever judged by that book. "How to Save Your Own Life," is not as great a novel as "Fear" - it can't be. Read morePublished on August 21, 2011 by Neil The Unreel
In Erica Jong's follow-up to her iconic Fear of Flying, we once again meet Isadora Wing, her "fictional doppelganger," who is representative of the times in which she lives. Read morePublished on March 26, 2011 by Laurel-Rain Snow
I first read this book around 20 years ago. I remembered it as being mildly amusing but I was unprepared for how embarrassing and silly it seems today. Read morePublished on February 9, 2011 by Persephone
erica jong is amazing! if you read "Fear of Flying" you'll have to read this!Published on August 11, 2009 by Nicole Ortiz