Erica Jong’s controversial novel Fear of Flying exploded onto the bestseller list in 1973, selling more than 37 million copies. Written in the throes of the Disco era’s sexual revolution, the novel is famous for its frank portrayal of female sexuality and is considered a feminist classic. At a time when most major authors were still male, her book started a trend of successful female-centric fiction, which continues to this day. Jong would go on to write more than 20 books, including two sequels to her landmark debut.
Now 81 but still going strong, Ms. Jong has decided to move closer to her grandchildren and has listed her fantastic Manhattan apartment for sale at $4.25 million. Located in the coveted Imperial House building on the Upper East Side, the 3,000-square-foot apartment boasts spectacular Central Park and skyline views and an aesthetic of contemporary luxury – beautiful and sexy too.