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Iconic Fear Of Flying author Erica Jong has publicly criticized Arianna Huffington — who uses the unpaid labor of thousands of bloggers on The Huffington Post — and accused her of “hurting writing as a profession.” A feisty Ms. Jong spoke to The Slant, a journalism blog, about Huffington’s effect on the media biz and, wow-ee, she did not hold back. (Which is precisely why I love her.) Keep reading »

Gimme Some Sugar

What goes on in the bedroom has long been considered the “artistic” province of male writers. (Cough Philip Roth cough.) When women write about sex? That’s just slutty! Well, not anymore: Erica Jong has edited Sugar in My Bowl: Real Women Write About Real Sex, a collection of essays, short stories and even one short play about women’s experiences with sex: sex and alcoholism, sex and new motherhood, even sex and Catholic school. (Jong is, of course, most famous for her iconic ’70s novel Fear of Flying, about a young woman’s sexual awakening.) “The Vagina Monologue”‘s Eve Ensler, New York Times columnist Gail Collins, and Jong’s own daughter, Molly Jong-Fast, all opened up about bumpin’ uglies for this scintillating book we couldn’t put down. Sugar In My Bowl may not be better than the big O, but it sure comes close.

[$14.65 Amazon]
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