I grew up in the fifties, with a mother whose expectations for me didn’t go beyond wanting me to be a good girl. She urged me to get a college degree in. Wifey by Judy Blume – book cover, description, publication history. Judy Blume’s novel Wifey is not her usual fare. Obviously as an adult fiction book it is automatically set apart from how we all knew her in our.
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Is it just because everyone was a swinger then? You know if someone like Nora Ephron made this book into a movie, Sandy would kick Norman to the curb at the end, steal Shep’s Porsche, and drive off into the sunset with the top down while “I’m Every Woman” or something blasted from judu speakers. Blume doesn’t do the “normal” people justice.
On top of her distaste for the club activities she starts to observe the people around her and how unhappy they are, and resent her husband for his expectations. I read this one in one sitting Christmas night.
Our Judy was a brave woman! My imagination’s a bit more I am a bit sad it is finished which is a good sign right? It is, in that way, a found-art piece of all the scraps of daily life and all the momentous decisions people make to be boring.
For all three of us the journey was difficult and sometimes painful. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It wasn’t out on the shelves, so I asked the librarian for it. My English teacher gave us a list of books we might read. And how much you might like to keep it that way? Judy Blume spent her childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey, making up stories inside her head.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This book is pretty short read and you could read it in a weekend if you were diligent. I wouldn’t suggest this book for anyone younger than 18 and only because by then they are legally an adult and can go judu war so I guess they could handle it.
I wonder if Her Royal Judyness has thought about it. Want to Read saving….
Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. But instead, it goes down like this:. Her husband is a nagging, You won’t enjoy this one if you don’t take it as a form of humor, and you have to remember that not much is really going to happen action wise.
I had no idea that Judy Blume had been writing adult novels for years. I’ll have to add some quotes when I have the book in front of me.
Wigey quick smutty read. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. And OMG Blume sexts. So, I guess it was one “good girl”‘s realization that she was trapped in a loveless marriage for the sake of security and appearances while she realized all of highly repressed sexualit I read this for last book club.
Sandy grabbed onto the nightstand and tugged her arm free. After saying all this, there is a part of me that wonders if I’m being too criticial of Blume’s writing, in the light of her committment to stand up against censorship. A personal view of the writing life. When he lunged at her, Sandy didn’t think, but simply grabbed the can of Lysol and sprayed him full in the face.
I don’t mean to make it sound like it’s all about sex. In the end, Sandy does not find contentment, she finds a sort of compromise about what Norman is willing to do wlfey their sex life.
The characters are alienated from one another and from themselves. At least, that was my experience. Nothing her mother had told her had prepared her for this. I thought Wifey would be busting out of the cage so to speak. And now as a forreals adult and married lady at that, it seemed like a revisit of Wifey had to be in the cards — and I knew just who I wanted to reread it with me: Ooh, sneaky pun there, Judy. This book is almost straight erotica, if it weren’t for the all-too-sympathetic story of a New Jersey housewife, married to a depressingly average and sometimes mean-spirited man, wiffey feels smothered by her oppressively comfortable environment at home and in their posh social scene.