Erica Jong's Book Party For Ken Follett

Emily Gould · 10/10/07 05:00PM

There is something about being in novelist Erica Jong's apartment that makes a person feel a certain degree of—how to put this?—sexual license. Maybe it is to do with the enormous Tom Wesselmann nude that greets visitors in the foyer, all big lips and blonde hair contrasting with dark pubes. Maybe it is just knowing that you are in the home of the lady who coined and, you know, engaged in "the zipless fuck," even for those who could only have the thrill of discovering 1973's Fear of Flying on their parents' bookshelves. Maybe it is that Erica herself is such a hot tamale! In any event, something made me feel like it would be okay to go up to British author Ken Follett and start telling him my dirty secrets right off the bat. Photographer Kathy Lo was the youngest person there by at least five years.

Molly Jong Fast: The Sean Lennon of Letters

Emily Gould · 01/12/07 12:40PM

We know we're hitting the Post pretty hard today, but seriously: those people should stop trying to pretend that they read books. An item in today's Page Six informs us that Upper East Side socialites are "shaking in their Manolos" in fear of a book proposal that Molly "Erica's daughter" Jong Fast is shopping. The new book to be is apparently entitled The Social Climber's Handbook, and according to the Sixers, "it is expected to do as well as Molly's first two books."