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...more


Average rating: 3.54 · 19,413 ratings · 1,718 reviews · 53 distinct works · Similar authors
Fear of Flying
3.42 of 5 stars 3.42 avg rating — 10,264 ratings — published 1973 — 67 editions
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How to Save Your Own Life
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 1,048 ratings — published 1977 — 22 editions
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Fanny: Being the True Histo...
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 741 ratings — published 1980 — 21 editions
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Sappho's Leap
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 707 ratings — published 2003 — 18 editions
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Seducing the Demon: Writing...
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 475 ratings — published 2006 — 10 editions
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Parachutes & Kisses
3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 515 ratings — published 1984 — 20 editions
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Sugar in My Bowl: Real Wome...
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3.24 of 5 stars 3.24 avg rating — 475 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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Any Woman's Blues: A Novel ...
3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 352 ratings — published 1989 — 21 editions
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Fear of Fifty
3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 336 ratings — published 1969 — 22 editions
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Witches
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 225 ratings — published 1981 — 6 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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