If they squint, the extended Jong-Fast clan—a family of artists, writers and wild-child red diaperlings—can trace their history all the way back to the father of Yiddish literature.
“Sholom Aleichem is the oldest possible relative that Grandpa claimed,” said Molly Jong-Fast, the 28-year-old writer. “There’s some story about that, that he was related to Grandpa Read More
On the third anniversary of the beginning of the current Iraq war—or, as it was known in Manhattan, Monday night—a number of musicians held a “Bring ’Em Home Now” benefit concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom.
Moby was sound-checking. “Anybody that comes that’s with the artist—don’t make them wait,” said a coordinator named Josh, Read More
Sappho’s Leap, by Erica Jong. W.W. Norton, 316 pages, $24.95.
The Nile isn’t the only sodden delta in the ancient world. No. As she trips about the Mediterranean, tricky-fingers Sappho-that peerless crooner-leaves behind a trail of damp deltas that would give Anaïs Nin pause.
But this isn’t Anaïs Nin-it’s the fearless Erica Jong, whose Read More
Recently, we’ve had a heavy rainfall of books on the virtues and pleasures, the excitement and opportunity of living after 50. We’ve seen Gloria Steinem as beautiful as ever, more beautiful perhaps now the wind has made its mark on her willow-in-the-field look. We’ve seen Erica Jong, still playful, a blend of wit and hope, Read More
What Do Women (Erica Jong, Nancy Friday) Really Want? A Boyish Chief Executive Who’s Alive Below the Waist
At the cocktail hour on Friday, Jan. 30, in a private room at Le Bernardin, 10 Manhattan women gathered to drink wine and talk about the only topic anyone talked about all week. To analyze the Read More