Erica Jong is out marking the 40th anniversary of "Fear of Flying." If you don't know the backstory and cultural significance of the novel and the term zipless fuck, well, here's how Live Talks LA puts it:
"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. Forty years later, Isadora’s honest and exuberant retelling of her sexual adventures—and misadventures—continues to provoke and inspire, and stands as an iconic tale of self-discovery, liberation, and womanhood."
Live Talks LA is offering five pairs of tickets to LA Observed fans to see Jong in conversation with author Susan Orlean this Wednesday night at the Moss Theatre in Santa Monica. Grab the tix
And a related link: Susan Orlean was on KPCC's Take Two last week talking about the book she is currently working on, about the Los Angeles Public Library. Her chat with A Martinez was centered on the Central Library fire and rebuilding.