What Do Women Want? is a book of inspiration, humor, and provocation--an intimate conversation between the reader and Erica Jong. In these personal statements Jong addresses many of the questions that concern women and men today. Are women better off today than they were twenty-five years ago? Why do powerful women evoke ambivalence? Why so mothers continue to be blamed for working outside the home? How does the mother-daughter relationship influence cycles of feminism and backlash? What is the connection between pornography and the creative spirit? Who is the perfect man? With her characteristic wit and her refreshing refusal to bow down before political correctness, Erica Jong tackles these and other issues. An informal memoir and a book of inspiration for all women and the men in their lives, What Do Women Want? is both funny and serious, full of Jong's delight in language and her passion for ideas. Grappling with the writers she loves and the hypocrisy she hates, she reveals her own original, quirky take on the world we live in.