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Everything I needed to know about being a girl I learned from Judy Blume

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 8 copies
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I wonder if Judy Blume really knows how many girls' lives she affected. I wonder if she knows that at least one of her books made a grown woman finally feel like she'd been a normal girl all along. . . . -- FROM Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume Whether laughing to tears reading "Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great" or clamoring for more unmistakable "me too!" moments in "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret," girls all over the world have been touched by Judy Blume's poignant coming-of-age stories. Now, in this anthology of essays, twenty-four notable female authors write straight from the heart about the unforgettable novels that left an indelible mark on their childhoods and still influence them today. After growing up from "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" into "Smart Women," these writers pay tribute, through their reflections and most cherished memories, to one of the most beloved authors of all time.
Then. Now. Forever
/ Megan McCafferty
We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming for a Judy Blume moment / Jennifer O'Connell
The one that got away / Stephanie Lessing
Boys like shiny things / Laura Ruby
A long time ago, we used to be friends / Megan Crane
Cry, Linda, cry / Meg Cabot
The M word / Laura M. Zeises
Do adults really do that? Does Judy Blume really do that? / Laura Caldwell
I am / Erica Orloff
again / Stacey Ballis
Then again, maybe I
/ Melissa Senate
Vitamin K, Judy Blume, and the great big bruise / Julie Kenner
It wasn't the end of the world / Kristin Harmel
Freaks, geeks, and adolescent revenge fantasies / Shanna Swendson
Guilty's house / Jennifer Coburn
A different kind of diary / Elise Juska
Are you available God? My family needs counseling / Kyra Davis
The mother of all balancing acts / Beth Kendrick
The wienie girl's guide to making friends / Berta Platas
Brave new kid / Diana Peterfreund
Breaking up is hard to do
especially with your BFF / Lynda Curnyn
The importance of ABC's / Kayla Perrin
Superfudged / Cara Lockwood
Are you there, Margaret? / Alison Pace.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "" I remember how painful it was to be invisible to those other kids. And I think of Judy Blume, whose . . . name will always mean friendship to me, writes Berta Platas. She allowed me to save myself, says Meg Cabot. In stories contributed by many well-known female writers, this anthology pays homage to the guru of adolescent experience. Many nostalgic selections speak about the crucial comfort that a Blume novel brought during an author's teens, soothing worries about body image, parental divorce, friendship scuffles, sex, and masturbation. Also striking are the many essays about Judy Blume moments in adult life. For one author, rereading ForeverĀ helped her reenter the dating world as a single thirtysomething. Another contributor remembers the teenage reassurance she'd found in Are You There God? It's Me Margaret, when, after childbirth and breast-feeding, she once again suffered from boob drama. Funny, poignant, honest, and reverential, these stories will resonate strongly with the legions of readers who, like the authors, are grateful and lifelong Blume devotees."--"Engberg, Gillian" Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This collection of 24 essays edited by O'Connell (Plan B) pays tribute to the influence of Judy Blume and her work about coming-of-age as a girl in America. In each piece, the writer reveals what O'Connell calls her "Judy Blume moment," telling a heartfelt and revealing story that reflects the same social awkwardness and true-to-life experiences Blume conveys in her novels, from menstruation to childhood bullying to masturbation. In "Cry, Linda, Cry," Meg Cabot recalls how Blume's book Blubber taught her how to laugh at herself, while also giving her the courage to stand up to schoolgirl bullies. Likewise, Stephanie Lessing, in "The One That Got Away," reflects on Blume's It's Not the End of the World, explaining the solace she found in its understanding of what it's like when parents divorce. Readers who similarly found solace and support in Blume's work should relate easily to these writers through the Blumian characters and themes they evoke. Writing in the spirit of Blume, these women present their experiences as a series of personal truths: "girl moments. Woman moments, Human moments." (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Blume, Judy -- Criticism and interpretation.
Young adult fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Publisher New York :Pocket Books,2007
Edition 1st Pocket Books hardcover ed.
Contributors O'Connell, Jennifer.
Language English
Description vii, 275 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN 1416531041 (hardcover)
9781416531043 (hardcover)
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