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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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Still, she knew what she had to do.

I was raised in a bookish house on a wide variety of books, not limited to Judy Blume Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. My mother was a good woman, but her dreams for me were based on her own.

Out of the blue, Sandy contemplates suicide, with a gun no less. I quite liked this book; as a young, unemployed I remember my Mom telling me that I couldn’t read this book which was so tantalizing perched on a high shelf in our living room until I was older, and now I see why! I tried reading it. Sex comes to her: Wifey is the anti-romance. It’s such a shame since I remember really liking her books as a child and recommending her to my own girls.

Judy and her husband George Cooper live on islands up and down the east coast. Judy Blume spent her childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey, making up stories inside her head. Feb 10, Rob rated it really liked it. ContemporaryGrade B. I remember my Mom telling me that Hudy couldn’t read this book which was so tantalizing perched on a high shelf in our living room until I was older, and now I see why! She receives thousands of letters a year from readers of all ages who share their feelings and concerns with her.


A personal view of the writing life. They write thousands of letters to blune each year, a number of which were published in her book, “Letters to Judy: I’m not actually sure what this story bluke and quite frankly wondering if I’m just too stupid to get it because I’m in the minority on this one – people may not love it, but they have found value in it. If I believed that Sandy was a real person — that people were really this flat, this stupid and selfish and incapable of thought or growth, I would have to rethink a number iwfey the philosophical underpinnings of my life.

Wifey by Judy Blume

View all 16 comments. If so then fine, immature characters are throughout literature. Wifey looks at marriage, motherhood, and sex through the eyes of a sexually-frustrated housewife in the s. When that doesn’t work out for every reason that you knew it wouldn’t, he loves his wife, can’t abandon his family, why can’t they just have this relationship on the side? Could this be forgiven?

I was never a child whose parents limited her reading, which was good because the collection in our public library was small and strict parameters would have limited my blossoming love of reading. Jun 17, Wifeyy Reisz rated it really liked it.

She would grow as a person and acknowledge her true desires.

The Baggage of Blumeness: Two Rioters Do WIFEY

Sandy, after being shocked by the act on her lawn and the fact that she saw another mans erection that’s not her husband, starts spiraling into fantasy land. My vlume attention was drawn to the cover, naked women’s torsos being rare in those days, and he gave it a good hard look.

I liked Judy Blume books as a kid, but this, her “adult” novel, lacked any of the depth, characterization, or plot that I would jucy from a book supposedly meant for grownups. It’s kind of late in the day and all, but I’d like to issue a heartfelt “Thanks” to both my parents for that particular benign neglect. What follows is mainly an internal struggle, even though I thought Sandy was pathetic I liked her narrative voice and enjoyed following her thoughts. I was, after all, raised to be Sandy.


Don’t you ever feel like that? Return to Book Page. This classic is as relevant today as ever.

Wifey: an adult novel – Judy Blume – Google Books

I’m no prude but I found the vulgar language used to describe the main character’s own anatomy offensive For Sandy, it’s the summer she begins to question her choices and give in to her fantasies. This decision is complicated when she accidentally discovers evidence her husband might be having a long-term affair.

I found This was painful to read- tedious descriptions of a tepid housewife’s seedy sexual fantasies, with wiffy of gratuitous use of “other” vocabulary. Her husband is emotionally-absent, only does it missionary style, and just doesn’t get it. Did it change my life? Sandy chooses to abandon the ephemera of sexual freedom because she is a coward.

But for someone as repressed as her she sure finds herself in some strange sexual encounters. If this were wjfey romance, Sandy would come to grips with her unhappiness, the shallowness of her existence, and falseness of her mother’s and peer group’s expectations.

Because that scene made me so happy to not exist in that socioeconomic demographic in New Jersey in the s.