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Erica Mann Jong
Erica Mann Jong

The author of "œFear of Flying", "œHow to Save Your Own Life", and "ny Woman'™s Blues", Erica Jong actually began her career as a poet, publishing six award-winning collections. She has also written a children'™s book about divorce, "œMegan's Two Houses". Jong'™s litany of works have been published into 27 languages. She has been honored with the Premio Internationale Sigmund Freud Awa…

Date of Birth: March 26, 1942


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"Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't." Erica Mann Jong
How to Save Your Own Life (1977) Add Category or Author

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"If you don't risk anything, you risk even more." Erica Mann Jong
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"Men and women, women and men, It will never work." Erica Mann Jong
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"If sex and creativity are often seen by dictators as subversive activities, it's because they lead to the knowledge that you own your own body (and with it your own voice), and that's the most revolutionary insight of all." Erica Mann Jong
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"I went for years not finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged . . . I had poems which were re-written so many times I suspect it was just a way of avoiding sending them out." Erica Mann Jong
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"Ambivalence is a wonderful tune to dance to. It has a rhythm all its own." Erica Mann Jong
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"I write lustily and humorously. It isn't calculated; it's the way I think. I've invented a writing style that expresses who I am." Erica Mann Jong
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"Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads." Erica Mann Jong
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"Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame." Erica Mann Jong
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"Women are the only exploited group in history to have been idealized into powerlessness." Erica Mann Jong
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"It is for this, partly, that I write. How can I know what I think unless I see what I write." Erica Mann Jong
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"Every country gets the circus it deserves. Spain gets bullfights. Italy gets the Catholic Church. America gets Hollywood." Erica Mann Jong
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"Always do the things you fear the most. Courage is an acquired taste, like caviar." Erica Mann Jong
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"Friends love misery, in fact. Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky or too successful or too pretty, our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends." Erica Mann Jong
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"Where is Hollywood located? Chiefly between the ears. In that part of the American brain lately vacated by God." Erica Mann Jong
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"We are finally driven to monogamy not by morality but by exhaustion" Erica Mann Jong
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"Nothing said or done there should morally count. Everyone is exhausted." Erica Mann Jong
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"No one to blame! That was why most people led lives they hated, with people they hated. How wonderful to have someone to blame! How wonderful to live with one's nemesis! You may be miserable, but you feel forever in the right. You may be fragmented, but you feel absolved of all the blame for it. Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame." Erica Mann Jong
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"Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed." Erica Mann Jong
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"Beware of the man who denounces women writers; his penis is tiny and he cannot spell." Erica Mann Jong
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"Jealousy is all the fun you think they had." Erica Mann Jong
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