Chevalier’s is honored to welcome acclaimed writer and poet Erica Jong, who will be signing her new book Fear of Dying at the bookstore on Friday, September 25th, at 12:30pm. We’ll have snacks and lemonade, or you can lunch at one of the many Larchmont Boulevard restaurants!
Erica Jong is a celebrated poet and author with over 22 published books. Her most popular novel, Fear of Flying, celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2013. Never out of print, it has sold over 27 million copies in 42 languages. Her awards include the Fernanda Pivano Award for Literature in Italy; the Sigmund Freud Award in Italy; the Deauville Literary Award in France; the United Nations Award for Excellence in Literature; and Poetry Magazine’s Bess Hokin Prize (also won by Sylvia Plath and W.S. Merwin). Erica lives in New York and Connecticut with her husband and two poodles.
Four decades ago, Erica revolutionized the way we look at love, marriage and sex. Her world-wide bestseller, Fear of Flying, opened the doors for writers from Jennifer Weiner to Lena Dunham. Now she does it again by giving us powerful, new perspective on the next phase of women’s lives. Full of the sly humor, deep wisdom and poignancy we know from her poetry, fiction and essays, she delivers the novel women everywhere have been waiting for.
“Erica Jong has written a whip-smart, insightful, hilarious and ridiculously relatable new novel, Fear of Dying. In her latest novel, Jong revisits and renovates her old haunts. Destined to be called an instant classic, I could not put this stunning book down. In 1973, Fear of Flying was the book we needed; now the book we need is Fear of Dying.”
– Julie Klam, bestselling author of Friendkeeping and You Had Me at Woof