We shouldn’t be surprised that when Lena Dunham got together with YA author Judy Blume, their first conversation about “writing, celebrity, sex, censorship, and favorite breakfasts” was so earnest and entertaining that it was worthy of publication. The result is a limited-edition, 80-page book published by McSweeney’s The Believer.
Blume, a “Girls” fan,… More »
Judy Blume’s “Tiger Eyes” is one of those young adult novels I read multiple times as a teen, so I was beyond excited when I found out they were making it into a movie. And now there’s a trailer! Willa Holland stars as Davey, a 15-year-old girl who relocates with her family to New Mexico from New… More »
Growing up, my favorite Judy Blume book was Deenie, because the title character had scoliosis. My dad had scoliosis as a kid and was in a torso cast for two years, and was deeply worried that my brother or I would inherit his spinal problems. Reading Deenie helped me understand why. (For the record, I have never developed scoliosis,… More »
Oh, no! Beloved young adult author Judy Blume has revealed on her personal blog that she is currently battling breast cancer. The Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret author writes that this summer she intended to spend four weeks at an artists’ retreat at a castle in Umbria, Italy, finishing her next book. But… More »
Finally, finally, one of Judy Blume’s books has been made into a movie … and we might just be a wee excited about that. Tiger Eyes, one of her more grown-up YA books, is about a 15-year-old girl named Davey whose mom uproots the family to move in with relatives in New Mexico after their… More »
As a young girl—ovaries yet to ripen and hymen still in intact—reading Judy Blume books were like porn for me … educational porn. My introduction to sex ed (and Judy Blume) started out innocently enough with menstrual cycles and Kotex pads in the seminal Are You There God It’s Me Margaret. From there, I read… More »
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?… More »
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… More »
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. … More »
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… More »
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… More »
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… More »