Fear of Fifty: A Midlife Memoir (Paperback)

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Erica Jong is the author of nineteen books of poetry, fiction, and memoir, includingFear of Flying, which has more than 18 million copies in print worldwide. Her most recent essays have appeared inThe 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 ofFear 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 novelFear of Flying, published in 1973. Jong is the author of numerous award-winning books of poetry and novels includingFanny, 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 memoirFear of Fifty. She lives in New York City and Connecticut.

Seducing the Demon has introduced Erica Jong to readers who hadn't been born when Fear of Flying was published in 1973. Now one of her finest works of nonfiction -and a New York Times bestseller-is back in print with a new afterword.

In Fear of Fifty, a New York Times bestseller when first published in 1994, Erica Jong looks to the second half of her life and "goes right to the jugular of the women who lived wildly and vicariously through Fear of Flying" (Publishers Weekly), delivering highly entertaining stories and provocative insights on sex, marriage, aging, feminism, and motherhood. "What Jong calls a midlife memoir is a slice of autobiography that ranks in honesty, self-perception and wisdom with [works by] Simone de Beauvoir and Mary McCarthy," wrote the Sunday Times (U.K.). "Although Jong's memoir of a Jewish American princess is wittier than either."


Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
ISBN 9781585425242
Format Paperback
Pages 329
Publisher Date 2006-09-07 00:00:00.0
Publisher J P Tarcher
Copyright Year 2006
Height 8.25 in
Wdth 5.5 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.8 lb
Language English
Subtitle A Midlife Memoir
Edition Detail Reprint
Audience General/trade
Authors Jong, Erica

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