Fear of Flying
Publication Date: October 8, 2013
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The 40th anniversary reissue of the #1 New York Times bestselling novel Fear of Flying, with a new introduction by New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner
Originally published in 1973 by Holt, Reinhardt and Winston, Fear of Flying, the internationally bestselling story of Isadora Wing by Erica Jong, coined a new phrase for a sex act and launched a new way of thinking about gender, sexuality, and liberty in our society. On the 40th anniversary of its initial publication, we, the original publisher, are reissuing this seminal work with a new introduction by Jennifer Weiner.
An NPR Best Book of 2013
Erica Jong grew up in Manhattan and majored in writing and literature at Barnard. She received her MA in 18th-century English literature from Columbia and left before finishing her PhD to write Fear of Flying, which has sold 20 million copies worldwide. She has written award-winning poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. She lives in NYC and Connecticut.
Jennifer Weiner, a graduate of Princeton, is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of ten books, including Good in Bed and In Her Shoes.
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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One of NPR's "Best Books of 2013"
"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