I feel like predicting that the book will make literary history, that because of it women are going to find their own voice and give us great sagas of sex, life, joy, and adventure. -- Henry Miller on the publication of Fear of Flying
Sebastopol, California (PRWEB) October 09, 2013
Copperfield’s Books is thrilled to announce that Erica Jong, author of the groundbreaking novel Fear of Flying, will be appearing at a special event in Sonoma County on Friday, November 1 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Rohnert Park. Women's Night Out with Erica Jong will include a dessert reception from 7 to 8 pm, followed by the author's talk at 8 pm.
“This is a night of celebrating women and the significance of the book Fear of Flying which was published 40 years ago. It’s a chance for women who were affected by the book years ago to revisit it as well as invite younger women who have yet to discover it,” said Copperfield’s Books Events Director, Vicki DeArmon.
Women’s Night Out with Erica Jong is a ticketed event with two ticket options. $65 admits two and includes one copy of the $35 anniversary book. The $20 ticket admits one and does not include a book. Tickets are available at Copperfield’s Books Box Office stores: Sebastopol, Montgomery Village, and Petaluma or online at http://www.copperfieldsbooks.com.
Originally published in 1973, Fear of Flying launched a new way of thinking about gender, sexuality, and liberty in our society. Before Hannah from Girls, Anastasia Steele from Fifty Shades of Grey, and Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City, there was Isadora Wing, the uninhibited, outspoken protagonist of Erica Jong’s revolutionary novel, Fear of Flying. It caused a national sensation, fueling fantasies, igniting debates about women and sex, and introducing a notorious phrase to the English language. Forty years later, Isadora’s honest and exuberant retelling of her sexual adventures and misadventures continues to provoke and stands as an iconic tale of self-discovery, liberation, and womanhood.
Since its original publication in 1973, Fear of Flying has sold more than 27 million copies and been translated in 40 languages. Today, women of all ages are still discovering this book, and in the process, themselves. To honor the fortieth anniversary of its publication, Henry Holt and Company is issuing an anniversary hardcover edition with the original cover and an introduction by author Jennifer Weiner.
Erica Jong is the author of 24 books, including works of fiction and nonfiction volumes such as What Do Women Want? and Seducing the Demon: Writing for My Life. In 2011, she edited the anthology Sugar in My Bowl: Real Women Write About Real Sex. Jong also has published seven volumes of poetry and has received multiple awards for her work including the United Nations’ Award for Excellence in Literature.
Copperfield’s Books consists of seven bookstores in Sonoma, Marin, and Napa counties in Northern California. Copperfield’s pitches publishers to request touring authors for events and, in doing so, contributes to the literary offerings in the community with more than 500 events a year, most of them free. For more information on upcoming events, readers may visit http://www.copperfieldsbooks.com.