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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It’s such a shame since I remember really liking her books as a child and recommending her to my own girls. Anyways, this sounds like something I would probably pass on. The great thing about Judy Blume is that she is dramatic but fair. My father had bought me a copy of A Month of Sundays which was sitting on my bookshelf, unread, because he bought books for their price, not their contents, and he’d gotten this hardcover super cheap. A female writer of fiction for children?
If this were a 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. This woman hardly makes decisions for herself and when she does she gets the clap! Refresh and try again. I also revile the plot or lack there-of.
I first read this book several years ago but recently read it again. The source of her discontent seems to be her husband, Norman, who fills a specific role in their relationship and nothing more. The book is hilarious but it gets depressing when you relate to Sandy.
If I believed that Sandy was a real person — that people were really this flat, this stupid and selfish and glume of thought or growth, I would have to rethink a number of the philosophical underpinnings of my life. So yes i think I can say I still enjoy a good sex scene in my books ; and Judy Blue is very capable of that.
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Some people thought Wifey would end my career. Mine were a bit different from the protagonist, Sandy’s, whose bad-porn-like daydreams fucking the plumber! Sandy shrieked and stumbled back. Tame for an adult, but it had some great imagery that judg with me.
Norman was still advancing, snarling and hissing, but his movements seemed drunken, uncoordinated. View all 16 comments.
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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The sexual situations are silly and the characters are underwritten. Like who is that guy? See what I read in ! This book is not silly by any stretch of the imagination. I think if I was leaving Wifey with a final thought it would be this: So if you read bljme Retrieved from ” https: I usually love to read all her books but I got bored reading Wifey maybe because the protagonist, Sandy has a very repetitive and boring life.
By coincidence she runs into Shep. She married a solidly employed guy, they had a couple of kids, they live judu a 3 bedroom, she has a dinner schedule.
I was in junior high school and loved all of Judy Blume’s books aimed at kids my age. Out of the blue, Sandy contemplates suicide, with a gun no less. Mar 27, Kimz Zahour rated it did bblume like it. 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.
She could be making friends at the club, like her wiey keeps encouraging her to With more than four million copies sold, Wifey is Judy Blume’s hilarious, moving tale of a woman who trades in her conventional wifely duties for her wildest fantasies-and learns a lot about life along the way.
I revile the main character, who is shallow and dull, as is the characterization of her and all of the supporting characters. She starts having affairs with close friends but she does feel bad about cheating her husband.
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 re-read Forever… a couple summers ago, and it has an updated foreword wwifey notes about STDs and other modern concerns.
Jan 05, okyrhoe rated it did not like it Shelves: It tries and it fails. But this is no children’s book!
Like, you decide to stand up for yourself but it doesn’t go well. Blume’s writing in this book is simple, often sounding like she’s writing for elementary school kids. Wifey by Judy Blume Goodreads Author. In fact, they are written to be incapable of growth, flat and sterile as paper dolls.
Funny and baaad, Sandy Pressman was raised to lead a fifties life. Open Preview Wifeey a Problem?