Fear of Flying: 50th Anniversary Edition
The groundbreaking #1 New York Times Bestseller—updated for the 50th Anniversary with a New Foreword by Molly Jong-Fast and a New Introduction by Taffy Brodesser-Akner!
“The boundary-breaking novel that redefined sexuality.”—O Magazine
Isadora Wing is tired. Tired of being psychoanalyzed. Tired of grad school. Tired of fighting with her husband. Tired of having unfulfilled desires. She thinks she knows what she's searching for and how to achieve it. But her quest to engage in no-strings-attached sex quickly shifts into a journey of self-discovery that will leave her questioning her own mind, her ideals, and what she truly wants in life....
Originally published in 1973, the ground-breaking, uninhibited story of Isadora Wing and her desire to fly free caused a national sensation. It fueled fantasies, ignited debates, and introduced a notorious new phrase to the English language. Now, after fifty years, this revolutionary novel still stands as a timeless tale of self-discovery, liberation, and womanhood.
“Smart, bold, bracing and, importantly, extremely funny.”—Meg Wolitzer
Praise for Fear of Flying: 50th Anniversary Edition
Praise for Fear of Flying
“One of the all-time greatest works of neurotica. The zipless f*ck walked so we could run!”—Melissa Broder
“The book that started it all by the woman who started it all. The one absolutely necessary read for any woman of any generation who wants to see herself as intellectually and sexually alive—or any man who wants to understand the smart, sexually lively woman. As fresh as the day it was written and unmissable.”—Naomi Wolf
“Fearless and fresh.”—John Updike, The New Yorker
“This book will make literary history.”—Henry Miller
“A picaresque, funny, touching adventure of Isadora Wing...on the run from her psychoanalyst husband, in quest of joy and her own true self.”—The New York Review of Books
“Extraordinary...at once wildly funny and very wise.”—Los Angeles Times
“Full of lust...wildly funny...a distinctive accomplishment.”—Houston Chronicle