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Erica Jong

Writer Wednesday: Inspiring Writing Quotes From Famous Authors (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.13.2011 | Books

The hardest part is to keep going, and every writer knows it. The best have left their words of wisdom to help the rest of us plod along. We loved the...

Anatomy of Gabrielle Hamilton's Loveless Marriage

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Stanton Peele

Nothing in the reviews of Gabrielle Hamilton's memoir about her cooking life, "The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef," prepared me for a book ...

"It's Like My Heart Has Sciatica": Love And Heartbreak In 6-Word Memoirs (PHOTOS)

Larry Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Larry Smith

The oft-quoted Tolstoy line "All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way" seems to hold true in matters of the heart a...

Parenting through the (very recent) ages

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

What are we going to do with the new Google tool? Consider "parenting." I remember reading a column by the Times' Lisa Belkin last year, in which she...

Eliot Spitzer and the Madam Co-Star in Client 9

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Even as a CNN political talk show host, the specter of scandal haunts Eliot Spitzer. Oscar winning Alex Gibney seized the moment to document the falle...

Letting Go of The Past: An Author's View

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

The freeing up of physical space has also freed my mind. I don't find myself dwelling much any more on the things that didn't happen for me in my writing life, the wrong turns ...

That Steely Dan Moment

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

To guard against future problems, interpersonal communication between men and women should begin with a formal exchange of preferences: top five movies, top five books, top five songs.

A Report from Women in the World: Stories and Solutions Summit - Part 1

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marcia G. Yerman

At the Daily Beast's "Women in the World" conference last weekend the theme repeated and over was that "women's rights may exist on the books and in the law, but not on the street."

Do You Live in a Box?

Lisa Guest | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

I have a persecution complex. I'm afraid of speaking my truth. I don't believe in mainstream. I'm not impressed with fluff or fun or fanfare.

Gloria Steinem's Salon: Honoring Jane Campion

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The talent sipping cocktails at Gloria Steinem's brownstone duplex last Tuesday was through the roof, and evoked the tradition of Gertrude Stein's early 20th century Paris salons

Nostalgia: Telephone Exchanges in Old New York

Erica Jong | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Erica Jong

Bring back the old exchanges -- and let's invent some new ones while we're at it. Let's name them after NY writers. GInsberg for the East Village. And WH for the West Village (after Auden).

Don't Let The Crazy People Win This One

Erica Jong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erica Jong

I'm not a diplomat or a politician. I haven't got the patience. But it's clear to me that our country's lack of a public option in health care is bankrupting businesses and families.

"God Talk" -- Enough Already?

Eberhard Kronhausen and Phyllis Kronhausen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eberhard Kronhausen and Phyllis Kronhausen

Let us not wait for "God" or anybody or anything else to act, while the ball is so obviously in our own court!

J.U. and I

Erica Jong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Erica Jong

John Updike was one of the few writers of our age who didn't see writing as an aggressive act that needed to be met with another aggressive act: criticism.

Love Comes First

Erica Jong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Jong

Poetry is the language we speak in the most terrifying or ecstatic passages of our lives. But the very word poetry scares people. The truth is we need poetry -- even as we fight against it.

David Gregory, Ali Wentworth, Erica Jong And Bonnie Fuller On What They're Wearing To The Inauguration

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

We asked these four people two very important questions. 1. What are you wearing? 2. What fashion advice can you first-timers? Here's what the...

Fear of Flying (There's a Plane in the River Under My Window)

Peter Daou | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter Daou

There's a plane in the river under my window. I live in lower Manhattan and if I thought I'd escaped the craziness of Beirut, this neighborhood has proven to be equally prone to life's darkest surprises.

Quiz for the Christmas Season

Erica Jong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erica Jong

He claims sobriety yet drinks Pisco Sours in South America and is famous for choking on pretzels and falling off couches. Who is he?

I've Got a Little List -- (With Apologies to W.S. Gilbert)

Erica Jong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erica Jong

Not everyone agreed, but I thought the debate was boring because the real questions were, as usual, unasked. Here are the ones I'd like to hear next time.

How to Destroy the USA

Erica Jong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erica Jong

Support no-bid contracts for defense contractors? Refuse veterans' benefits? Eliminate banking regulations? Destroy the rule of law?

My Interview with Matt Taibbi on His Book, the Media, the Election and His Spat with Erica Jong

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ben Cohen

Matt Taibbi: "I think there was a lot of real anger there and I got caught up in that, I think unfairly because I'm not a misogynist, I'm a misanthrope."

My Favorite Mistake: Erica Jong On Suing Hollywood

Seema Kalia | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Seema Kalia

What has been your favorite mistake? I've made so many! What crossed your mind when you were first asked about this interview? When I was asked, I ...