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'Fear Of Flying' Author To Speak At Westport Library

Erica Jong, bestselling author of, "Fear of Flying" will speak at the Westport Library on Nov. 19.
Erica Jong, bestselling author of, "Fear of Flying" will speak at the Westport Library on Nov. 19. Photo Credit: Mary Ann Halpin

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Erica Jong, bestselling author of, "Fear of Flying", which challenged views of love, marriage and sex and became an international bestseller, will talk about her first novel at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19 at the Westport Library.

The 40-year-old novel,"Fear of Flying," was translated into 40 languages and over 27 million copies sold, and is considered a classic by many scholars.

Books will be available for purchase.

In "Fear of Dying," Jong delivers a new perspective about love, desire and loss. “I’ve always wanted to write the books for women that didn’t yet exist, so I thought, I have to write about an older woman who is sexual, attractive and wants to reach out for life,” Jong said. “That’s not celebrated, sadly, and I would hope that a lot of older women who read this book realize that sex doesn’t disappear, it just changes forms,” Jong said in a recent New York Times article about the book.

Jong is a novelist of eight New York Times bestsellers and the author of seven award-winning collections of poetry. Her latest, "Love Comes First," was released in January of 2009. In addition, Jong has written several nonfiction books, including "Seducing the Demon: Writing for My Life."

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