Fear of Flying

By Erica Jong

The thirtieth Anniversary special!

Originally released in 1973, the ground-breaking, uninhibited tale of Isadora Wing and her wish to fly loose triggered a countrywide sensation—and bought greater than twelve million copies. Now, after thirty years, the enduring novel nonetheless stands as a undying story of self-discovery, liberation, and womanhood.


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Shakespeare’s plea for open enrollment and/or miscegenation? ) the children started to get stressed a couple of pages later and through then it was once getting too chilly to sit down in a single position besides, so we packed up and moved on almost immediately when they did. “Wasn’t that groovy, darling? ” I requested as we made our approach out of the park. Brian laughed. “Vox populi is, typically, a grunt,” he stated. It was once considered one of his favourite maxims; I don’t recognize the place he acquired it. Later i found that my pockets used to be lacking from the purse which had lain open at the bench as we learn.

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Why do you switch on me? What did I do? ” Silence. “What did I do? ” He appears at her as though her now not figuring out have been one other damage. “Look, let’s simply fall asleep now. Let’s simply disregard it. ” “Forget what? ” He says not anything. “Forget the truth that you became on me? fail to remember the truth that you’re punishing me for not anything? disregard the truth that I’m lonely and chilly, that it’s Christmas Eve and back you’ve ruined it for me? Is that what you will want me to omit? ” “I won’t talk about it. ” “Discuss what? What won’t you speak about?

Yet nonetheless, there simply didn’t appear to be any solution to get the easiest of either exuberance and balance into your lifestyles. the truth that larger minds than mine had reflected those matters and are available up without very transparent solutions didn’t convenience me a lot both. It basically made me think that my issues have been banal and ordinary. If I have been particularly a very good individual, i assumed, I wouldn’t spend hours caring my head approximately marriage and adultery. i'd just exit and seize lifestyles with either arms and consider no regret or guilt for whatever.

For a month we’d lain in mattress and held fingers. “Like Hansel and Gretel,” he acknowledged. It was once quite candy. What you’d think Dodgson doing with Alice in a ship at the Thames. It was once additionally whatever of a reduction after Brian’s manic section while he’d come very with regards to strangling me. or even earlier than he cracked up, Brian’s asexual personal tastes have been slightly peculiar. He in simple terms beloved sucking, now not fucking. on the time, i used to be too green to achieve that every one males weren’t that manner. i used to be twenty-one and Brian was once twenty-five, and remembering what I’d heard approximately males achieving their sexual height at 16 and ladies at thirty, I figured that Brian’s age was once accountable.

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