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. 9 Jun 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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I don’t like how everyone is emotionless robot about real issues and at the juudy minute, Blume throws in a twist with a secret good deed of Norman’s in an attempt to show that he does have feelings which brings Sandy and Norman into a space where they can talk I hate that this book is full of unaddressed racism, handled as casually as dinner conversation.

So, keep this book out of reach of children and even teens. I mean, talk about having ovaries of titanium to make her persona so much more complex. I’ve met people who seemed this boring, but we are in Sandy’s head and there should be more there. Where The Awakening had a somewhat sympathetic protagonist, Wifey ‘s main protagonist is just annoying and dare I say it, ignorant.

I do not know when this and Summer Sisters was published, I thought these were older books, but boy does she love to talk about sex. I mean, all those sexual fantasies and escapades!

And the story ends with Norm forgiving her and the reuniting of their lost devotion. Trivia I learned from books, Vol. The first thing is, how did you find your way to Wifey? There is a lot of sex that I suppose would have iwfey intriguing and and shocking in the 70’s, or as a teenager, but as an young woman of the 21st century, eifey, I found there was nothing I could relate too, and that the intellect and emotional maturity of Sandy, the main bllume, was more reminiscent of a 13 year old than a woman Sandy’s age.

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Throughout the book, Sandy comes across as being completely wrong. Judy and her husband George Cooper live on islands up and down the east coast. Jul 14, Eh? Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement. Some congratulated me on having written a real book at last. Hooray jusy evading adults while picking up inappropriate reading material! It sure isn’t happening now.

I thought the characters were well-developed; I felt like I got to know Sandy pretty well, and came to dislike Norman, quickly. blumw

In the doorway, Banushka started growling. Sandy is in a crappy marriage with a wkfey she doesn’t love or even really KNOW, she has 3 affairs in just a few months one of which gives her GONORRHEA, and then when she tells her crappy husband about it he slaps her and she hides in the attic for a night and all this culminates in them a deciding to get to sifey each other and themselves HOW s!!!

It was a quick read.

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Great strings of spittle dripped down his chin, along with something viscous and black. There are many swear words, sexual fantasies and interludes and other adult themes. The woman who told me about periods and wet dreams now told me about But not a happy three She fantasizes about her first love, Shep, as she doubts her decision to marry Norm. The book contains sex aplenty, but no sensuality and no affection.

It’s warm after all! Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Now I know that in real life bad marriages, immature adults, mental illness, and suffocating families can be irresolvable, but I had higher hopes for Sandy. I found This was painful to read- tedious descriptions of a tepid housewife’s seedy sexual fantasies, with lots of gratuitous use of “other” vocabulary.


His fingernails were digging into her wrist. That’s what bothered me in the end; Wifey doesn’t challenge the reader in any intelligent way. What did I call it — Judy Blume stepping out from under the baggage of Blumeness?

People magazine shot a photo of me in a lacy teddy. This book was written in and I thought it would have more rebellion. After a bout of illness followed by sending her children away blme summer camp, Sandy has more time to herself, but is forced into golf and tennis by her husband to keep busy. I was hoping reading it as an adult would resonate more than when I was a child.

I also seem to recall her masturbating while she was in traffic and giving head to someone, but that could be another book. It was tart and sharp and realistic—painfully so.

What’s my point here? When her kids are away at summer camp she decides to explore the possibilities for an extra-marital affair. She starts having affairs with c Wifey is another book from one of my favorite author Judy Blume but I was a little judg at this one.

But for someone as repressed as her she sure finds herself in some strange sexual encounters. But this is no children’s book! I enjoyed it, and read it in less than 24 hours.

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Pot Roast on Thursdays, don’t forget. And I was never married to Norman but I knew plenty of guys like him. I had no idea that Judy Blume had been writing adult novels for wfey.