Novelist Erica Jong: From Fear of Flying to Fear of Dying
Erica Jong, Novelist; Author, Fear of Flying and Fear of Dying
In conversation with Linda Gray Sexton, Author, Bespotted: My Family's Love Affair with Thirty-Eight Dalmatians and Mercy Street: My Journey Back to My Mother, Anne Sexton
This program is part of the Club’s Good Lit Series, sponsored by the Bernard Osher Foundation.
Before there was Fifty Shades of Grey, there was Erica Jong. In 1973, Jong blew conventional thinking about women, marriage and sexuality out of the water with her first and most famous novel Fear of Flying. The book went on to sell 27 million copies and has been translated into 40 languages. In Isadora Wing, her fictional doppelganger, Erica created everywoman – not as she existed in public life in the '70s, but inside a woman’s own mind. Ms. Jong has written over 20 books since then — including her new novel, Fear of Dying — that articulate what many women think but may never voice, from sex to the broader issues facing American women today.
Join Erica Jong in a dialogue about life, love, sex and the power of women to change the world.