How to Save Your Own Life

How to Save Your Own Life
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Erica Jong
4 March 2021
Agora Books

Hailed as one of the ninety-nine best novels published in English since 1939 by Anthony Burgess, How to Save Your Own Life is the daring sequel to Fear of Flying republished in time for International Women’s Day 2021.


Three years after the events of Fear of Flying, we catch up with Isadora Wing.

With two marriages and a bestseller in her wake, Isadora finds herself in sunny California and the hedonistic Hollywood.

From grief and betrayal to jealousy and trust, Jong explores the ways in which a marriage unravels. In the end, Isadora must learn to save herself.


Praise for How to Save Your Own Life

Wickedly funny … This is an erotic lust story … enjoy, enjoy.’ — Wall Street Journal

‘A galloping good story… rollicking and bawdy, with a center of pure gold. Read it!’ — Cleveland Plain Dealer

shameless, sex-saturated, and a joy‘ — People Magazine

‘soaring, joyous, exhilarating, miraculous…breathlessly recommended‘ — Library Journal

‘the outrageous Isadora returns in triumph…so disarmingly honest you can’t stop reading‘ — Cosmopolitan

‘better than Fear of Flyinglike people not only talking, but breathing‘ Anthony Burgess

‘Isadora is no longer afraid of flying, but she has retained her wry humour, her brazen candour‘ — Los Angeles Times

‘Once again, women everywhere will identify…. Every bit as compelling and wit-filled as Jong’s first, Fear of Flying.’ — West Coast Review of Books



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