Seducing the Demon by Erica Jong
Writing for My Life

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Erica Jong's memoir-a national bestseller-was probably the most wildly reviewed book of 2006. Critics called it everything from "brutally funny," "risqu? and wonderfully unrepentant," and "rowdy, self-deprecating, and endearing" to "a car wreck."* Throughout her book tour, Jong was unflappably funny, and responded to her critics with a hilarious essay on NPR's All Things Considered, which is included in this paperback edition. In addition to prominent review and feature coverage, Jong was a guest on Today and Real Time with Bill Maher. Even Rush Limbaugh flirted with Jong on his radio program: "I think she wants me. I think she's fantasizing about me." Love her, hate her, Jong still knows how to seduce the country and, most important, keep the pages turning.

About Erica Jong

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Erica Jong has written twenty books, three of which are novels featuring Isadora Wing, her fictional doppelgŠnger: Fear of Flying, with more than 18 million copies in print worldwide, and How to Save Your Own Life and Parachutes and Kisses, both recently reissued by Tarcher/Penguin. Jong is now at work on a novel featuring Isadora as a woman of a certain age.
Published March 15, 2007 by Tarcher. 304 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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From time to time, Jong turns to the art of writing, describing her own character-driven approach to the novel;

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The New York Times

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Erica Jong's Jong-like character exploded American sexual consciousness when she hurtled into view in 1973 as the heroine of "Fear of Flying."

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Publishers Weekly

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Jong, however, shrugs off the immense economic privilege that allowed her to write and travel from adolescence and meet famous people who influenced her writing early.

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Book Reporter

"What we all live for, hope for, would die for is what Henry Miller calls 'the dictation.' That's when the words take off on a frolic of their own, when you don't seem to be writing or thinking, but rather taking down some divine dictation.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Debra Bruno Critical Summary Jong, who has never managed to repeat the success of Fear of Flying, which she penned at the age of 31, offers a memoir whose original intention—to give advice to aspiring writers—is lost in a haze of largely unconnected and, according to many critics, gratuitous...

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