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Fear of Flying: 40th Anniversary Edition by [Jong, Erica]
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"Extraordinary...at once wildly funny and very wise." - Los Angeles Times

"A picaresque, funny, touching adventure of Isadora Wing...on the run from her psychoanalyst husband, in quest of joy and her own true self." - New York Review of Books

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The modern classic that changed the way we thought about sex

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3565 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Publisher: Open Road Media (3 September 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #72,227 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The book left me unimpressed. It reads very dated. I wish I had read it in 70s when both of us were young.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Fear of Flying" is a Groundbreaking and Iconic Novel by Erica Jong that is Decidedly Well-Written, Interesting, and Captivating 2 January 2017
By KRMD - Published on Amazon.com
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"Fear of Flying" is an excellent novel, which rapidly achieved iconic status, because of its provocative and groundbreaking subject matter, which examines feminism in the context of female sexual liberation. The author, Erica Jong, utilizes first-person narration, as well as a very conversational style of writing. "Fear of Flying" is a decidedly well-written, interesting, and captivating novel, and I give it a five-star rating, along with my highest recommendation.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A woman undecided 24 June 2016
By iaktug - Published on Amazon.com
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I had high hopes for this novel to be an epic for feminism. Instead I found it is about a woman undecided between 2 men. And I don't think this is a problem particular to women. The main character also goes between different stages of her life with men with flashback chapters scattered in the main story. I didn't see a deep point there either.
This being said, the book is quite readable and there are some nice anecdotes that I underlined.

But overall I wasn't impressed with neither the characters nor the events nor any psychoanalysis that was seeped in.
5.0 out of 5 stars Running all the bases. 14 October 2014
By M.W.Heishman - Published on Amazon.com
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This story, Fear of Flying, is told from the perspective of a woman so I found it awkward being a man reading its words and imagining in this frame of reference. It is a wildly told tale that anyone with extended psychotherapy under their belt can appreciate. This is what that will do to you. I waited thirty five years from the time my curiosity was piqued by a high school classmate who was reading it, and I'm both glad I waited and I'm planning to order the other book I remember that girl reading, The Story of O. I want to know but don't ask to have to experience any of this. I also started being curious about what she wrote in her other book, Fear of Fifty, just trying to keep an open mind.
4.0 out of 5 stars Fearless Self Discovery 13 December 2014
By Diane Mae Robinson, Multi-award winning children's author - Published on Amazon.com
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Fear of Flying is an excellent book that takes on a fearless journey about what women think about, fantasize about, worry about, and dream about. At the time the book was written, 1973, I think the book was definitely treading new territory about women liberation and that it was written by a bold woman writer. The book still has relevance today because much of the same concerns women had at that time are still concerns for women now. I think most women today could relate theirs lives in some ways to that of the main character, Isadora Wing, and her journey of self discovery and being true to herself.

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4.0 out of 5 stars I read this book on its 40th anniversary. The ... 20 April 2016
By Wyoming Bas Bleu - Published on Amazon.com
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I read this book on its 40th anniversary. The forward explained the importance of its history in the 1970's when women had less choice about a career and a life outside of marriage. It is historical pertinent to understand the changes of a womens world today. For someone who is not on the east coast nor would have been in this time frame the story is cultural very different but the message of a women growing into themselves is still important.
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