How to Save Your Own Life

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 – 

‘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

‘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

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