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Wifey Paperback – September 6, 2005
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She receives thousands of letters each month from readers of all ages who share their feelings and
concerns with her.
Judy received a B.S. in education from New York University in 1961, which named her a Distinguished Alumna in 1996, the same year that American Library Association honored her with the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement. She has won more than ninety awards, none more important than those coming directly from her youngest readers.
She serves on the boards of the Author's Guild, currently as Vice President; the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, where she sponsors an award for contemporary fiction; and the National Coalition Against Censorship, working to protect intellectual freedom. In Spring 2002, Judy was a spokesperson for the Cheerios "A Book for Every Child" literacy campaign which benefited Reading is Fundamental, America's largest literacy organization. She is also the founder and trustee of The Kids Fund, a charitable and educational foundation.
Judy's first book in the Fudge series, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, was published in 1972. She is thrilled to be celebrating its 30th Anniversary with the publication of Double Fudge. Just as generations of fans have loved the Fudge books, generations of Judy's family have inspired them. Thirty years ago, Fudge was inspired by her son, Larry, and now Double Fudge was written at the request of her grandson, Elliot.
Judy lives on islands up and down the East Coast with her husband George Cooper. They have three grown children and one grandchild.
Top Customer Reviews
I was drawn into the book by the very first chapter when a motorcycle man drives up early in the morning and pleases himself on Sandy's lawn while she idly watches him from her bedroom window. Sandy begins to wonder what she is doing with her husband Norman and begins fantasizing about her old boyfriend Shep. The entire summer showcases Sandy's sexual awakening and extra marital affairs. But like all things there are emotional and physical consequences.
This book was very Jong-like (Erica Jong author of fear of flying) full of emotion and personal exploration as another reviewer also mentioned. This book was well written by a talented woman, Judy Blume. I never had the privledge to read her childrens books but I imagine they were good.
I too was disappointed in the ending but the book definetly demontrated the importance of communication and tenderness in marriage. All in all I read the book from cover to cover and enjoyed Sandy's journey.
This was a fun, sexy, fast read that me sad to see it end.
The characters and the storylines were easy to follow and believeable.
I highly recommend Judy Blume's Wifey. It would make a great summer beach read.
Blume's style is so honest and Sandy's fantasies are so vividly sexual--and often absurd--that Wifey, while a quick and easy read, holds some strong literary merits for its brazenness and commanding humor. Pick up this *adult* read (many of Blume's books are for young teens, but this is NOT one of them!) and escape into Sandy's fantasy world and exasperating reality.
Although it is a fun read, Wifey is really most interesting now as a time capsule--a time in the late-70s in which people were trying on casual sex for size. Although there are no "key parties" here, there are open marriages and affairs at a drop of the hat. There is also casual racism, and the beginnings of white flight from the inner-ring suburbs that has become a major trend and helped create the "exurbs" as the current growth region. Finally, Blum portrays the time as a time when the last bit of Jewish upper-middle class integration had not yet occurred.
There is not much to the plot other than Wifey's unhappiness and her hope for a way out. But it was an interesting read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I thought it would be a little better than it was, the ending was flat. Overall it is a nice book to read.Published 6 days ago by Cinderella
READ IT IN 1973 AS A TEEN LOVED IT THEN AND CAN'T WAIT TO RE-READ IT. COVER ART IS DIFFERENT THAN I REMEMBERPublished 2 months ago by Shortone
It started a little slow. I didn't love the storyline. The end was terrible, but Judy Blumenthal is a great author. I loved all her children's books.Published 2 months ago by Kinika Bass