Sugar in My Bowl by Erica Jong

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11 Critic Reviews

Fierce and refreshingly frank . . . A smart, scrumptiously sexy romp of a read.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

Poet, novelist, and essayist, the legendary Erica Jong—whose novel Fear of Flying opened eyes and broke down walls—offers us a provocative collection of essays about sex from some of the most respected female authors writing today. “Real Women Write about Real Sex” in Sugar in My Bowl, as such marquee names as Gail Collins, Eve Ensler, Daphne Merken, Anne Roiphe, Liz Smith, Naomi Wolf, and Jennifer Weiner, to name but a few, join together to speak openly about female desire—what provokes it and what satisfies it. In the free, unfettered spirit of The Bitch in the House, Sugar in My Bowl explores the bedroom lives of women with daring, wit, intelligence, and candor.
 

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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 June 14, 2011 by HarperCollins e-books. 261 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for Sugar in My Bowl
All: 11 | Positive: 8 | Negative: 3

Kirkus

Excellent
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Jun 01 2011

Fierce and refreshingly frank . . . A smart, scrumptiously sexy romp of a read.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly on May 23 2011

This collection is at its most profound when truth illuminates sex as a force in which these women found empowerment.

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The Independent

Excellent
Reviewed by Rebecca Loncraine on Aug 19 2011

Sex is notoriously difficult to write about well and these writers do a very good job but even they rub up against the inherent problem of putting into words something that is so beyond language

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Bookshelf Bombshells

Excellent
Reviewed by Bookshelf Bombshells on Jun 28 2012

This collection is brave and wonderful and, god damn it, needed.

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New Zealand Listener

Below average
Reviewed by Jolisa Gracewood on Nov 19 2011

So what does it all mean? Y’know, women and sex and stuff? This uneven anthology doesn’t quite know, but is eager to share, anyway.

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AARP

Below average
Reviewed by Julia Klein on Jul 28 2011

Just as men joke there’s no such thing as bad sex, it’s hard to conceive of a dull anthology of sex-related sagas.

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Gender Across Borders

Excellent
Reviewed by Gender Across Borders on Jun 14 2011

This book is a Thanksgiving dinner in which each story is a dish more scrumptious, more touchingly homemade than the last.

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Literary Musings

Below average
Reviewed by B on Mar 09 2012

I've got to say Sugar in My Bowl did not deliver enough essays to keep me very interested. I'll admit, about halfway through the book I began to skim and even skip essays that didn't grab my interest in the first couple of pages.

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Entertainment Realm

Good
Reviewed by Amy Steele on Jun 11 2011

Sugar in My Bowl should appeal to a wide variety of women as it considers sex from various angles.

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Amy Reads

Good
Reviewed by Amy on Jul 28 2011

I’m glad that these women braved the double standard to write about sex in their own ways.

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The Story's Story

Good
Reviewed by Jake Seliger on Aug 28 2011

There’s a wide and funny drift of self-knowing hypocrisy in these essays.

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