Fear of Flying

By Erica Jong; Erica Jong (Introduction by)
(NAL Trade, Paperback, 9780451209436, 480pp.)

Publication Date: November 4, 2003

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Mass Market Paperback, Mass Market Paperback, Hardcover

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The 30th Anniversary special!

Originally published in 1973, the ground-breaking, uninhibited story of Isadora Wing and her desire to fly free caused a national sensation—and sold more than twelve million copies. Now, after thirty years, the iconic novel still stands as a timeless tale of self-discovery, liberation, and womanhood.

 




About the Author

Erica Jong is the author of nineteen books of poetry, fiction, and memoir, including Fear of Flying, which has more than 18 million copies in print worldwide. Her most recent essays have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, and she is a frequent guest on television talk shows. Currently working on a novel featuring Isadora Wing—the heroine of Fear of Flying—as a woman of a certain age, Erica and her lawyer husband live in New York City and Connecticut. Her daughter, Molly Jong-Fast, is also an author.

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.




NPR
Saturday, Oct 5, 2013

Back in 1973, Erica Jong was tired of the silent, seething housewife, so she introduced a new kind of female protagonist: one who loved sex and wasn't ashamed to admit it. Jong joins NPR's Susan Stamberg to talk about hook-ups, Fifty Shades of Gray, and of course, the "zipless f - - - ." More at NPR.org

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Praise For Fear of Flying

“Fearless and fresh.” —John Updike, The New Yorker


“A picaresque, funny, touching adventure of Isadora Wing… on the run from her psychoanalyst husband, in
quest of joy and her own true self.” —New York Review of Books

“Extraordinary…at once wildly funny and very wise.”
 —Los Angeles Times


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