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Erica Jong: From Fear Of Flying To Fear Of Dying

Alain Elkann | Posted 02.25.2014 | World

The following article first appeared at http://alainelkanninterviews.com/2014/01/05/interview-with-erica-jong/. "I first met Erica in Italy, her se...

6 Books Every Smart, Sexy Woman Needs To Read

Posted 10.25.2013 | OWN

Fear of Flying author Erica Jong reveals the inspiring titles that need a place on every woman's bookshelf. As told to Leigh Haber Before Sex an...

Have You Been Warned? Are You Listening Now?

Lisa Guest | Posted 06.05.2013 | Books
Lisa Guest

Have you listened? Are you listening? Do you push everything away that doesn't make sense to you? Everything that scares you, you drown with obsession...

Gloria Steinem and the Faces of Feminism: MAKERS: Women Who Make America

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.10.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

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.

Leaving New York and Finding Myself

Lev Raphael | Posted 11.25.2012 | Books
Lev Raphael

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.

Women vs. Mothers

Hayley Krischer | Posted 06.12.2012 | Parents
Hayley Krischer

There's a whole lot of warfare going on over unconventional mothering and much of it is being done by women.

Women Are Honestly Writing About Sex: It's About Time

Lisa Guest | Posted 06.27.2012 | Women
Lisa Guest

"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.

Girls Just Wanna Have: HBO's Girls and Mary Harron's Moth Diaries

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.14.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

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.

Let's Talk About Sex

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 06.03.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

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.

Frank Bruni Gets it Right When it Comes to Women and Words

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.13.2012 | Women
Dorian de Wind

"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."

Erica Jong's 'Fear Of Flying' Goes Digital

AP | Posted 12.18.2011 | Books

AP: NEW YORK-- Erica Jong is the latest author to embark on a different kind of digital path. Jong has signed with the electronic publisher Open...

Our Mothers, Ourselves?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 09.18.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

When it comes to the way we choose to live our lives, how free is our will, really ... and how much has to do with the way mom lived hers?

Are Young Women Over Sex?

The Huffington Post | Brenna Cammeron | Posted 09.10.2011 | Women

Is sex going out of style? Yes, according to an op-ed from Erica Jong published in the New York Times over the weekend. Jong, author of the 1970's...

Got Teeth? Proactive Anti-Rape Device or Another Way for Women to Live in Fear?

Jill Di Donato | Posted 08.16.2011 | New York
Jill Di Donato

A year after South African doctor Sonnet Ehlers introduced the Rape-aXe, some interesting questions arise about the "Venus Flytrap" condom, and how it might serve cosmopolitan women in the U.S.

Should Serious Female Authors Writer About Sex?

salon.com | Drew Grant | Posted 08.08.2011 | Books

As soon as I cracked opened Erica Jong's new anthology, "Sugar in My Bowl: Real Women Write About Real Sex," I was overcome with giddiness....

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