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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Getting Published The Erica Jong Way

From Cristina Nehring’s review of Erica Jong’s Seducing the Demon: Writing for My Life.

“She (Jong) prefers to elaborate on the blow job she gave her publisher in the early '70s.”

“So even as she -- an unpublished novelist at the time, demanding half a million dollars for a novel her elderly publisher knows nothing about -- takes his ‘flabby prick’ into her mouth, she is not, she emphatically tells us, a ‘gold-digger girl.’ She is a … ‘social worker’! She simply ‘felt sorry for his age.’ "

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