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Before Sex and the City
, before Girls
, there was Fear of Flying
, the now-classic novel that encouraged women not just to enjoy their sexuality but to feel downright exhilarated by it. The book was revolutionary for its time, and, four decades later, what still makes it so relevant (and compulsively readable) is narrator Isadora Wing's decision to finally take charge of her own mind, body and freedom. In celebration of the Fear of Flying
's 40th anniversary, author Erica Jong has come up with six inspiring books that every woman, of any generation needs to read—(or reread!)—if only to invoke her own inner powerhouse.