Fear of Flying: 50th Anniversary Edition (Paperback)

Fear of Flying: 50th Anniversary Edition By Erica Jong, Molly Jong-Fast (Foreword by), Taffy Brodesser-Akner (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Erica Jong, Molly Jong-Fast (Foreword by), Taffy Brodesser-Akner (Introduction by)
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The groundbreaking #1 New York Times Bestseller—updated for the 50th Anniversary with a New Foreword by Molly Jong-Fast and a New Introduction by Taffy Brodesser-Akner!

“The boundary-breaking novel that redefined sexuality.”—O Magazine

Isadora Wing is tired. Tired of being psychoanalyzed. Tired of grad school. Tired of fighting with her husband. Tired of having unfulfilled desires. She thinks she knows what she's searching for and how to achieve it. But her quest to engage in no-strings-attached sex quickly shifts into a journey of self-discovery that will leave her questioning her own mind, her ideals, and what she truly wants in life....

Originally published in 1973, the ground-breaking, uninhibited story of Isadora Wing and her desire to fly free caused a national sensation. It fueled fantasies, ignited debates, and introduced a notorious new phrase to the English language. Now, after fifty years, this revolutionary novel still stands as a timeless tale of self-discovery, liberation, and womanhood.

“Smart, bold, bracing and, importantly, extremely funny.”—Meg Wolitzer

About the Author

Erica Jong grew up on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and attended Barnard College, where she majored in writing and literature, and she later received her MA in eighteenth-century English literature from Columbia University. She left halfway through the PhD program to write her groundbreaking first novel, Fear of Flying, which went on to sell more than thirty-seven million copies worldwide. She is also the author of many award-winning books of poetry, novels, and nonfiction including Sappho’s Leap, Fanny, Any Woman’s Blues, Fear of Fifty, and Fear of Dying. She lives in New York City and Connecticut. Her work has had a major impact on women’s lives all over the world.

Praise For…

Praise for Fear of Flying

“One of the all-time greatest works of neurotica. The zipless f*ck walked so we could run!”—Melissa Broder

“The book that started it all by the woman who started it all. The one absolutely necessary read for any woman of any generation who wants to see herself as intellectually and sexually alive—or any man who wants to understand the smart, sexually lively woman. As fresh as the day it was written and unmissable.”—Naomi Wolf

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

“This book will make literary history.”—Henry Miller

“Outrageously entertaining.”—Cosmopolitan

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

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

“Full of lust...wildly funny...a distinctive accomplishment.”—Houston Chronicle

Product Details
ISBN: 9780451209436
ISBN-10: 0451209435
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: November 4th, 2003
Pages: 496
Language: English