''How to Save Your Own Life by Erica Jong. I was young and impressionable when I read Fear of Flying. I found it decadent and shocking. I was older when I first read How To Save Your Own Life. I found it decadent and shocking, yes, but also delicious and empowering with its siren call to Live! Love! Cast away the dross! This is my third or fourth reading, and each time I fall in love with Jong's storytelling all over again.''
LIANE SPICER, author of Café au Lait