There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
Erica Jong’s novel Fear of Flying was a touchstone for women in the sexual-revolution vanguard. Some 20 years later, her nonfiction book, Fear of Forty, was a best-seller, most likely because those aging ’70s swingers, who still constitute a considerable consumer bloc, have not yet forgotten her. Her latest, Inventing Memory, is subtitled “A Novel of Mothers and Daughters”; it chronicles the reproductive life of not one but four generations. Near history will tell how many generations of women Jong’s work will speak toor at least how many will find the dirty parts titillating. Try an amateur survey at 7 p.m. at Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. FREE. (202) 364-1919. (Kelly Murphy Mason)