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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Wifey is the anti-romance. I wish I could give it negative stars here. The book is hilarious but it gets depressing when you relate to Sandy. Check out my About Me page for more!
This was painful to read- tedious descriptions of glume tepid housewife’s seedy sexual fantasies, with lots of gratuitous use of “other” vocabulary.
The book contains sex aplenty, but no sensuality and no affection. That is to say that this story about kudy inner life of a suburban housewife, written by a woman, fails the Bechtel test credits to Ceridwen and Sock Puppet for bringing that wonderful invention to my notice.
So, keep this book out of reach of children and even teens. By the time I was twenty-five, I had two children and was living in a ranch house on a cul-de-sac in suburban New Jersey. After all, who protests the most about not being children? Protagonists learn lessons blumee don’t get off easy I thought about it and the pun is not intended, but what would Freud say? It is a passive-aggressive version of ambition.
Sandy threw her mind back to the Rambler with Shep. It sure isn’t happening now.
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A reread from my teen years. It’ll all be better when we move to the new house. She is the founder and trustee of The Kids Fund, a charitable and educational foundation. My mother was very happy. She didn’t think I was mature enough for it. She realizes that she would be equally unhappy in any marriage, so she witey to stay in an abusive one. A common theme of romance novels is individuals helping one another to heal emotional wounds.
She fantasizes about her first love, Shep, as she doubts her decision to marry Norm. I think I was twelve. I read this when I was and the only thing I could remember was the motorcyclist who jacks-off in her back yard. My father used to tell me, There are no normal people, just people you don’t know very well yet. After Sandy sends her two children off to camp for the first time she is left with little to do.
My English teacher gave us a list of books we might read. Common terms and phrases answered baby baked Alaska ball Banushka bathroom Brenda Partington Yvelenski Bucky and Jen busy called camp Club Daddy dance diaphragm dinner divorce door dress Enid everything face feel fingers Florenzia friends fucking girl Gish blhme golf gonorrhea Gordon Gordy guess hair hand happy hate head Hello Howard Johnson’s Hubanski inside Jackie Kennedy Jamaica Kate kids kissed Kleenex knew Krann laughed Lisbeth wfiey lunch marriage married Millicent Mona morning mother motorcycle Myra Myra’s never nice night nodded Norm Number Okay Plainfield play Pressman pulled remember Rhoda Sandy and Norman Sandy asked Sandy thought Sandy told Sandy’s Schaedel she’d Shep shit sorry sure talk Tampax tell tennis Thank there’s thing Thoracic cancer tonight took turned vasectomy Vincent wait walked Watchung week weekend What’s whiskey sour wonderful Yeah.
I found myself hating the main character shortly into the book, and she didn’t get any more sympathetic as I read.
The first thing is, how did you find your way to Wifey? Jul 27, Miriam rated it it was ok.
Before graduation I met and married a young lawyer. It’s especially expressed when Norman speaks.
I read this book, bblume the first time, when it came out in the late 70s. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Tame for an adult, but it had some great imagery that stuck with me.
I’m not actually sure what this story was 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. Paperbackpages. More excitement, more joy.
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I’ll have to add some quotes when I have the book in front of me. Blume doesn’t do the “normal” people justice. So much so, that I’d like to rant about it for a minute.
Anyway, one of the books on the list was Rabbit, Run which caught my eye, and so I went to the school library to look for it. Or just for fun. But being that it was such an important book in my childhood, I’ll bump it up to three. I found that the plot was boring, but I think that is the point.