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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The Baggage of Blumeness: Two Rioters Do WIFEY

All in one book! When Wifey was published, it caused an uproar.

I hate that if this is book about women being stuck in their choices, why Sandy and Norm stay together, but Blumr doesn’t have an ounce of remorse for her actions and seems to stay because there is no other choice. And those who wanted to be. The great thing about Judy Blume is that Oh holy crap.

A personal view of the writing life. I wanted way more.

She’s unhappy in her marriage and so she just goes about life while nothing happens to her. She realizes that she would be equally unhappy in any marriage, so she chooses to stay in an wfiey one. Aug 24, Courtnie rated it did not like it Shelves: The language is a bit rough but yeah. That’s what bothered me in the end; Wifey doesn’t challenge the reader in any intelligent way.

Because that scene made me so happy to not exist in that socioeconomic demographic in New Jersey in the s. So it was that I was thirteen with this paperback sitting face-up on my bedside table. Still, she knew what she had to do. Her husband is a nagging, You won’t enjoy this one if you don’t take it as a form of humor, and you have to remember that not much is really going to happen action wise. Our Judy was bluume brave woman!

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The Baggage of Blumeness: Two Rioters Do WIFEY

Just like Jackie Kennedyshe thought. I can’t remember if we were required to choose something from the list, or whether it was entirely optional. The blurb “Over 3 million copies sold” on the cover makes one wonder why it would sell in those numbers.

When her kids are away at summer camp she decides to explore the possibilities for an extra-marital affair. Lists with This Book.

Judy Blume on the Web: Wifey

In Sandy’s case, even if we are to realize that she is wrong, everyone who calls her wrong is more wrong and messed up than she is. So Uudy messaged Rebecca one day to ask if she had sneak-read Wifeyand she backed-up my theory, and we were off to the races. I don’t believe the reader is meant to like it. This classic is as relevant today as ever. She kept it in some other place a secret, locked location?

Somewhat emblematic of the time period of open marriages and different mores, this was the first novel by Blume to judh address adult lives and sexuality.

But most of all, I hate how this book was handled. He enrolls Sandy in tennis and golf lessons at the club in an attempt to keep Sandy entertained. Sandy may want more from her life but it isn’t until a strange morning visitor on her lawn performs a lewd act that she is snapped out of haze of discontent.

I give it three stars because it was very readable and I grew up loving Jufy Blume. That was pretty great. When Norman launched himself at her, Sandy grabbed a 9-iron out of her lemon yellow golf bag and swung it at his head bluke all her might. Our library had a cool self-check-out machine, so I wfey stashed Wifey in the middle of my stack—I could tell from the cover it was a Book For Grown-Ups—and went about my merry way. NOT a Romance romance group, we’ve lost our way!

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I hate that her husband is a jerk, that he ignores her few cries for help, that he does hit her when he finds out about her infidelity. I didn’t get a very good look at him.

For instance, I might shift from believing that every individual has inherent worth and rights to agreeing with eugenicists that inferior specimens should be euthanized or sterilized Sandy and Norman don’t seem like they’d miss the kids, anyway.

May 22, Billy rated it it judt ok Shelves: Mar 27, Kimz Zahour rated it did not like it. I was tempted to theorize about Sandy being a repressed sociopath. Great strings of spittle dripped down his chin, along with something viscous and black. I mean, imagine if JK Rowling had released a soft-core porn novel bume books 3 and 4 of Harry Potter?

Sandy Pressman is the wife of Norman, a successful but dull businessman, has two children and after 12 years of marriage, is utterly bored with her ‘s New Jersey suburban housewife role. 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.

Where in The Awkening Edna came off as being a mature, insightful character, Wifey ‘s Sandy, in contrast, seems more like a never-satisfied child.