"I wonder if Judy Blume really knows how many girls' lives she affected. I wonder if she knows that at least one of her books made a grown woman finally feel like she'd been a normal girl all along..."
—from Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume
Whether laughing to tears reading Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great or clamoring for more unmistakable "me too!" moments in Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, girls all over the world have been touched by Judy Blume's poignant coming-of-age stories. Now, in this anthology of essays, twenty-four notable female authors write straight from the heart about the unforgettable novels that left an indelible mark on their childhoods and still influence them today. After growing up from Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing into Smart Women, these writers pay tribute, through their reflections and most cherished memories, to one of the most beloved authors of all time.
Pocket Books; June 2007
- ISBN: 9781416546115
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- Title: Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume
- Author: Jennifer OConnell; Meg Cabot; Beth Kendrick; Julie Kenner; Cara Lockwood; Stacey Ballis; Megan Crane; Laura Caldwell; Melissa Senate; Stephanie Lessing; Kayla Perrin; Kyra Davis; Diana Peterfreund; Jennifer Coburn; Alison Pace; Elise Juska; Sarah Mlynowski; Lynda Curnyn; Berta Platas; Shanna Swendson; Laura Ruby; Megan McCafferty
Imprint: Pocket Books
In The Press
"From bittersweet to laugh-out-loud hilarious, the essays in this collection all sparkle with charm, style, and wit. No doubt about it, if you grew up reading Judy Blume, you will love this book." -- Sarah Mlynowski, author of Bras & Broomsticks and Girls' Night In
About The Author
Contributors include: Jennifer OConnell, Meg Cabot, Beth Kendric, Julie Kenner, Cara Lockwood, Stacey Ballis, Megan Crane, Laura Caldwell, Melissa Senate, Stephanie Lessing, Kayla Perrin, Kyra Davis, Diana Peterfreund, Jennifer Coburn, Alison Pace, Elise Juska, Sarah Mlynowski, Lynda Curnyn, Berta Platas, Shanna Swendson, Laura Ruby, and Megan McCafferty.