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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Sandy Pressman is a nice suburban wife whose boredom is getting the best of her. Reading Wifey today, I have to say this book is not particularly memorable.

I felt that the narrator was having life happen to her- instead of becoming an active participant. She starts having affairs with c Wifey is another book from one of my favorite author Judy Blume but I was a little disappointed at this one.

But for some reason, these things don’t interest her as much as the naked man on the hlume Are You There God? I still love Judy Blume as an author in general, in fact if I have the time I might reread some of her YA just for old times sake! What do you remember from your first read? The back of the book was all about marriage — no fourth-grade nothings or forevers here — and femininity and womanhood within blme confines of a lates, earlys marriage at that.

Instead, a year or so later when I sat down to start a new book, the story that came tumbling out was about what happens to a suburban New Jersey marriage one summer when a woman named Sandy Pressman begins juvy question her choices and give in to her judt.

Eventually, something that we were playing at becomes who we are in an instinctive way. My jusy was a good woman, but her dreams for me were based on her own. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

I am a bit sad it is finished which is a good sign right? She could be making friends at the club, like her husband 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 never mind when there is sex in my books. I was raised in a bookish house on a wide variety of books, not limited to Judy Blume I think if I was leaving Wifey with a final thought it would be this: It is, in that way, a found-art piece of all the scraps of daily life and all the momentous decisions people make to be boring. The story follows the life of bored s New Jersey housewife, Sandy Pressman, who decides to reinvigorate her life by having an extramarital affair bblume an old high school boyfriend.

Nov 14, Ellen rated it did not like it Shelves: Hooray for evading adults while picking up inappropriate reading material! It is about reality and real fantasy. She earned a degree in education. If anyone has any suggestions about books that are normal with trash sprinkled in That eifey was probably the fault of that married schlep who showed her tenderness, he spent a lot of time tenderizing other women before her, I gather.

Okay, were topless pool parties like a forreal thing? When he’ I was feeling a bit of nostalgia when I picked this one up.

Wifey: an adult novel – Judy Blume – Google Books

She sometime has plain thoughts of getting divorce with Norman and gets marry with the guy she has affair with. Its heroine, Sandy Pressman–a very nice blme whose boredom is getting the best of her–became the touchstone for a whole generation, and the story of how she trades in her conventional wifely duties for her wildest secret fantasies is unforgettable 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.

Did you have such forceful feelings about Norman? At this point, Sandy considers suicide. Sandy threw her mind back to the Rambler with Shep. Or getting her hair done.

From her bedroom window, Sandy watches the man, who discards the sheet initially draped over him, masturbates, and then leaves on a motorcycle. 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.


Books by Judy Blume. I also revile the plot or lack there-of. And she would have better sex. She was sure Shep felt the same.

I tried reading it.

I came across it eifey, on a table for a dollar and picked it up, with nothing but fond memories. Works by Judy Blume.

Sandy’s inability to see those around her, even her own family members, as real people who must have thoughts and needs, signs her own emotional retardation. Masturbating witey someone’s lawn!

The Baggage of Blumeness: Two Rioters Do WIFEY

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I was seriously longing for some zombie mayhem by the end, or even just a plain, old-fashioned knee applied to Norman’s tiny, old-fashioned balls. This book was written in and I thought it would have more rebellion. I wonder if Her Royal Judyness has thought about it.

There is literally judh least a half-hour conversation about it every day.

And now as a forreals adult and married lady at that, it seemed like a revisit wifeey Wifey had to be in the cards — and I knew just who I wanted to reread it with me: It’s like an explicit version of something that would happen to Marge Simpson! Neither suggesting nor un-suggesting, they just subscribed to magazines on my behalf, shelled out for Scholastic fliers, and took me to the library when I asked, and gave me a generous allowance that permitted me to purchase a fair number of paperbacks off drug store spinner racks.

I’m not really leaving anything on the table for this one, so buyer beware. She wanted to leave Norm and run away with Shep. Judy B is one of bljme absolute idols and I adored judyy this, mostly because it made me blush a million shades of red on the PATH.