Jong's unflinching narrator finds her voice and her core through the course of this book. Many contemporary culture makers such as Lena Dunham owe a debt to this book.
Books? Movies. I would compare all of Woody Allen's movies and later Lena Dunham's Tiny Furniture and Girls to Fear of Flying.
She carries the right outrage and coolness the book's narrator contains.
Handbook for Young Women: How to Avoid Distraction Through a Series of Questions
I can't wait for my daughter to be old enough to read this. I hope it will provide her with iconography that she can identify necessary and sometimes painful transitions by. It is not theory, this conversational book, it is literature.
If you make it to the end, listen to the interview with Erica Jong. It reveals her lifelong support of women's voices.
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