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  • Erica Jong’s latest novel combats ‘Fear of Dying’ through sexual healing

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    October 15, 2015 | 12:47 pm

    Rarely does a best-selling novel both capture and define the spirit of an age, but I can think of two good examples — Philip Roth’s “Portnoy’s Complaint” and Erica Jong’s “Fear of Flying,” each of which played an iconic role in the sexual revolution of the 1970s. To put it another...

  • Erica Jong talks sex at 73

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 15, 2015 | 11:39 am

    “Let’s start with the word ‘f---,’ ” was how a recent Writers Bloc event with author Erica Jong began. A word unprintable in so many publications, and yet, preceded by the word “zipless,” can be attributed only to the author who coined the term — a reference to casual, unencumbered...

  • Words to amuse and amaze

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    September 8, 2015 | 2:42 pm

    Novelist Jonathan Franzen (“The Corrections,” “Freedom”) is such a draw that his public appearances are more like rock concerts than bookstore readings. For example, his gig promoting his new book, “Purity” (Bond Street Books), requires advance tickets at $33 apiece — the ticket...

  • Erica Jong!

    By Joy Bennett

    November 2, 2013 | 7:11 am

    Author Erica Jong, photo by Joy Bennett

    Erica Jong is one of those iconic writers whose work has literally changed the world.  Her most famous book, Fear of Flying, has sold 20 million copies worldwide.  So I jumped at the chance to cover her reading and talk with Susan...

  • Sex at the Skirball

    By Hank Rosenfeld

    April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    When sexy authors like Erica Jong and Jerry Stahl get together onstage, you expect fireworks. But when I drag my friend Kay up to Skirball for the Writers Bloc conversation, the room is too bright, and Kay tells me Jong's blue-framed eyeglasses and gold necklace make her come off...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm


    This weekend, it's "Northward, ho!" as North Hollywood's NoHo Theatre District hosts the NoHo Theatre and Arts Festival. The two-day theater, performing and visual-arts fest features theater performances at 20 NoHo venues, music and dance acts on outdoor stages, arts...