POST 50
11/13/2013 10:42 am ET

On The 40th Anniversary of 'Fear Of Fling', Erica Jong Opens Up About Motherhood, Blogging And Sex With Strangers

The Washington Post via Getty Images

My dog and I left Ennis, Montana, my home for 20 years, at midnight, September 30, 1982, and drove like banshees to New York City, where we rented an apartment for $400 a month. The highlight of this abode—aside from the wonderful fact that it was located beneath a family of gypsies—was that it possessed dirt floors where my dog, a cattle dog of exceptional beauty (she possessed the face of Diane Keaton) could bury her bones in the living room.

Having then unpacked, and donning a pair of banana-colored cowgirl boots, mistress and dog set forth on their first New York adventure. We’d just turned up 44th Street when—we spotted our first New York celebrity!

Read more on Elle

CONVERSATIONS