So I just killed two minutes taking Mental Floss’ Judy Blume quiz and scored a respectable 82 percent — although I think I would have scored higher had there not been any questions about the slightly younger skewing books like Blubber and the Fudge series. I was more of a Deenie, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, and Forever fan, you know, because of the masturbation and scoliosis themes. Anyhoo, how’d you do? [Mental Floss] Keep reading »
Although Will Arnett may have ruined “Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret” forever during an episode of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” he’s not the first celebrity to give his own rendering of a literary work for tots. From creepy to endearing, celebrities have been reading children’s books and nursery rhymes since long before Arnett butchered the Judy Blume line, “I’ve got a bra now, it’d be nice if I had something to put in it.” Here are our favorite clips, after the jump… Keep reading »
Will Arnett ruined Judy Blume forever on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” the other night. The girl from Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret should not sound like demon at the gates of hell. Keep reading »
This week, Planned Parenthood’s mailing list included an email from Judy Blume. Here’s a snippet:
If you are the daughter whose mom had the guts to give you the answers to questions you couldn’t quite figure out how to ask… If you know a mother who is struggling to raise strong, independent, and confident children in the face of unbelievable odds… Say thanks. Say thanks this Mother’s Day with a gift that honors her courage by making a donation to Planned Parenthood in her name.
Turns out, that call for donations to Planned Parenthood has angered anti-choicers because, in addition to providing general health care for women, some Planned Parenthood clinics offer abortion procedures and administer the morning after pill. PP representative Cecile Richards says that since writing the letter, Blume has been inundated with nasty phone calls, emails, and letters. Keep reading »
March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday.
JUDY BLUME (1938- )
Born Feb. 12, 1938, Judy Blume is one of the best known authors in America. She has written numerous novels for children and young adults, including Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret, Deenie, Forever, and Blubber. Her total U.S. book sales exceed $80 million.
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I’m going to have to go with “Yes, sort of.” Being that Twilight‘s author, Stephanie Meyers, is a devout Mormon, I didn’t really expect to crack open the first book and get some vampire erotica. Add to that the fact that the books’ target audience is supposed to be teenagers, and you’re going to be disappointed if you wanted a blow-by-blow description of how blood suckers are in the sack. You’ll have to watch “True Blood” for that. Keep reading »