Fear of Fifty

Fear of Fifty

Erica Jong


Seducing the Demon has brought Erica Jong to readers who hadn't been born whilst Fear of Flying used to be released in 1973. Now one in all her most interesting works of nonfiction -and a New York Times bestseller-is again in print with a brand new afterword.

In Fear of Fifty, a New York Times bestseller while first released in 1994, Erica Jong seems to be to the second one 1/2 her existence and "goes correct to the jugular of the ladies who lived wildly and vicariously via worry of Flying" (Publishers Weekly), offering hugely wonderful tales and provocative insights on intercourse, marriage, getting older, feminism, and motherhood. "What Jong calls a midlife memoir is a slice of autobiography that ranks in honesty, self-perception and knowledge with [works by means of] Simone de Beauvoir and Mary McCarthy," wrote the Sunday occasions (U.K.). "Although Jong's memoir of a Jewish American princess is wittier than either."

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