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Posted March 30, 2006
I thank Miss Jong for sharing her life with the public. God bless her. It takes one to be one to know one. The first day I became a writer, I started to understand the twilight zone of being that one. This is a good book showing the symbolic path that almost every one of us has to go through. All of her 20 books have touched a million human hearts and this book 'Seducing the Demon' had touched a million and one which is mine.
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Posted December 26, 2011
Writers write and all others make excuses is the old maxim and that is what Erica Jong has discovered in her life as a writer. She always knew she was a writer but did not know how to venture to the other side.
She would fantasize with her favorite authors, she would meticulously keep notes of wisdom from great writers. Then she finally wrote a book about a woman writer who was afraid of writing and it became an all time best seller in Fear in Flying.
In Seducing the Demon: Writing for my Life by Erica Jong, Jong does a marvelous job of expressing her inner thoughts and exposing the vulnerability that makes her writing so enjoyable. You sense you are somehow captured in the intimacy of her brain.
This book is more than merely understanding the writer¿s life but it allows anyone to realize that they hold the key to unlocking the path to discovering and living their dreams.
Posted March 31, 2006
I picked up this book after hearing Ms. Jong interviewed on NPR and was intrigued. I also picked up Fear of Flying (having never read it) and Fear of Fifty (as the age is breathing down my neck). I read the three books within a week. As I read Seducing the Demons, I could not help thinking, 'didn't I just read this?' This book is good on it's own, but it seems to be a more concise and updated version of Fear of Fifty. Even the 'advise' to writers did not seem much different than her musing on writing in Fear of Fifty. All three books made for fascinating reading, but my money, Fear of Fifty was the meatier.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 8, 2009
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