Jong has other pieces of advice: to only surround oneself with good people and never to trust one's publisher. And finally
A fan of the foodie memoir, I was eager to find the book 32 Yolks at this year's East Hampton Library's Authors Night. Needless
Bespectacled and bowtied, James Schamus introduced his movie, Indignation, his directorial debut from Philip Roth's novel
It is a truth universally acknowledged that any architecture aficionado must be in want of a good book for the holiday season. So I'm pleased to offer a few recommendations of volumes recently reviewed at Architects + Artisans, with links to posts and ordering details.
Erica Jong is one of the writers who helped define a generation. Forty years ago her book, Fear of Flying, became an iconic classic that pierced the consciousness of all.
Conclusion: A sense of mystery can free us from a kind of self-centeredness to help us reach beyond the limits of self. We
Erica Jong's book about old people sex is getting some pretty crummy reviews. But who cares! Here are 20 quotes about old people sex. We hope these words make you long for some boot-knocking deep into your retirement.
It should never be a woman's burden to avoid being seen as slutty. It's everyone else's responsibility to not call a woman a slut, since the idea that boys will be boys and girls will be sluts is a product of a sexist sexual double standard, and to believe her when she says she's been sexually assaulted.
The absolute bedrock of our independence is having control over our own bodies. You cannot be independent if the government or someone else says whether or not you can use birth control.
If Venice is a dream state, then a new book about the city built on a lagoon is its vivid interpretation.
Can we say that in literature women were always very influential? What is happening in the U.S.? Erica, what are you writing
The story: A young woman suffers a breakdown while pursuing her dream of being a magazine editor. Why it inspires: "This
Meanwhile we walk around with the mask tightly fitted to our face, still hiding the anxiety and fear we feel, the exact emotion
Makers is a term for all women, whether or not she calls herself a feminist, makes a home, works on a construction crew. She may be the first woman firefighter, first female brigadier general, or first woman orthodox rabbi.
But it's not just the scenery that changed my life, because in Michigan I acquired the perspective to come into my own as a writer.
There's a whole lot of warfare going on over unconventional mothering and much of it is being done by women.
"If you examine sexy heroines in literature you will see they either lose their lives or their children for expressing their sexuality." I can see now why I was so hesitant. I wasn't willing to die just yet.
Despite its engaging wit, Girls' coming of adulthood is more troubling than Mary Harron's The Moth Diaries, a fascinating soft horror movie based on Rachel Klein's novel, to open in theaters next week.
Women today are raised on empowering messages. From the time we're little, we're told girls can do anything boys can do. This doesn't mean we should do things the way they do.
"Despite the best efforts of everyone from Erica Jong to Kim Cattrall, women are still seen through an erotically censorious prism, and promiscuity is still the ultimate putdown."