Erica Jong





Erica Jong


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in New York, New York, The United States
March 26, 1942

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Erica Jong—novelist, poet, and essayist—has consistently used her craft to help provide women with a powerful and rational voice in forging a feminist consciousness. She has published 21 books, including eight novels, six volumes of poetry, six books of non-fiction and numerous articles in magazines and newspapers such as the New York Times, the Sunday Times of London, Elle, Vogue, and the New York Times Book Review.

In her groundbreaking first novel, Fear of Flying (which has sold twenty-six million copies in more than forty languages), she introduced Isadora Wing, who also plays a central part in three subsequent novels—How to Save Your Own Life, Parachutes and Kisses, and Any Woman's Blues. In her three historical novels—Fanny, Shylock's
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Fear of Flying

3.43 avg rating — 13,125 ratings — published 1973 — 82 editions
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How to Save Your Own Life

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3.59 avg rating — 1,234 ratings — published 1977 — 24 editions
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Fanny: Being the True Histo...

3.80 avg rating — 887 ratings — published 1980 — 27 editions
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Sappho's Leap

3.57 avg rating — 844 ratings — published 2003 — 21 editions
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Fear of Dying

3.08 avg rating — 836 ratings — published 2015 — 19 editions
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Seducing the Demon: Writing...

3.70 avg rating — 561 ratings — published 2006 — 12 editions
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Sugar in My Bowl: Real Wome...

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Parachutes & Kisses

3.45 avg rating — 574 ratings — published 1984 — 20 editions
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Fear of Fifty

3.54 avg rating — 420 ratings — published 1969 — 24 editions
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Any Woman's Blues

3.51 avg rating — 413 ratings — published 1989 — 23 editions
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“Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.”
Erica Jong

“I have accepted fear as part of life – specifically the fear of change... I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back....”
Erica Jong

“Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.”
Erica Jong, Fear of Flying

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