Search Results: "Erica Jong"


BOOK REVIEW

SEDUCING THE DEMON by Erica Jong
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 26, 2006

"If leaving the reader wanting more is the mark of success, then Jong succeeds."
A zesty, savvy, freewheeling memoir of the writing life, portions of which first appeared in the New York Times Book Review and The Writer magazine. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Well read, an excellent stylist, and a sometimes original thinker, Jong, in this book as in others, frequently can't seem to get out of her own way to get to the heart of the matter. (TV satellite tour)"
A mixed bag of essays, some new, some warmed over, that doesn't answer the question, but offers some occasionally amusing, even provocative food for thought. Read full book review >

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SAPPHO’S LEAP by Erica Jong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2003

"Nevertheless: one of Jong's most enjoyable books."
The feminist maverick who's been tweaking sexual conventions ever since Fear of Flying (1973) now reimagines the life and numerous loves of the seventh-century (b.c.) Greek poetess. Read full book review >

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INVENTING MEMORY by Erica Jong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1997

The author of the renowned Fear of Flying, among other novels, offers a pastiche of fictionalized anecdotes, breezy philosophical pronouncements, and amusing Yiddish homilies (``When a rogue kisses you, count your teeth'') in a family saga of four generations of Jewish women creating art (and havoc) in and out of New York. ``Sometimes, in dreams, my first-born son comes back to me,'' begins Sarah, the long-dead Levitsky family matriarch who narrates her story from beyond the grave. Read full book review >

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FEAR OF FIFTY by Erica Jong
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 3, 1994

"With a quotable line on almost every page, Jong's story is more than flash and fire—there's poetry and wisdom, too. (First serial to Parade and Cosmopolitan; Literary Guild selection; $130,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
A half-century under her belt has not staled Jong's passion nor has painful controversy withered her talent for unflinching observation. Read full book review >

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FEAR OF DYING by Erica Jong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Not without its moments."
Jong's first novel since Sappho's Leap (2003).Read full book review >

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SUGAR IN MY BOWL by Erica Jong
NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 2011

"A smart, scrumptiously sexy romp of a read."
Award-winning writer and high-flying sexual truth-teller Jong (Love Comes First, 2009, etc.) partners with 28 collaborators to create this fierce and refreshingly frank collection of personal essays, short fiction and cartoons celebrating female desire. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 22, 1993

"Backfire brains markswoman, but not fatally."
Jong (Any Woman's Blues, 1989, etc.) recalls her friendship with Henry Miller (1891-1980), and writes a critical biography of him and an annotated bibliography of his works. Read full book review >

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PRETENDING TO BE ERICA by Michelle Painchaud
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 21, 2015

"A thriller premise with a satisfying shades-of-gray resolution. (Suspense. 14-17)"
Raised up by her foster father to become the world's best con artist, Violet's disguised as a girl who's both very rich and very dead. Read full book review >

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LILLI DE JONG by Janet Benton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"An absorbing debut from a writer to watch."
A young Quaker woman struggles to keep her out-of-wedlock child in 1880s Pennsylvania. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A meticulously detailed feat of rare footage inside the DPRK's propaganda machinery."
Exhaustively researched, highly engrossing chronicle of the outrageous abduction of a pair of well-known South Korean filmmakers by the nefarious network of North Korea's Kim Jong-Il. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 12, 2005

"Jong-Fast is the Joan Rivers for slackers: she delights in pushing the boundaries of libel only to retreat, all in the spirit of good clean fun. After all, what else does she have to write about?"
From the author of the debut novel Normal Girl (2000): shallow, neurotic, very funny essays that continue to milk the writer's relations to famous mother Erica Jong and grandfather Howard Fast. Read full book review >