“Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.” —Erica Jong
Born: March 26, 1942
Erica Jong is an American novelist, satirist, and poet, known particularly for her 1973 novel Fear of Flying. The book became famously controversial for its attitudes towards female sexuality and figured prominently in the development of second-wave feminism. According to Washington Post, it has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.