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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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.

To me, Blume got the inner life of this cowardly woman, Sandy, all wrong.

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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. All in one book! So, I guess it was one “good girl”‘s realization that she was trapped in a loveless marriage for the sake of security and appearances while she realized all of highly repressed sexualit I read this for last book club.

This classic is as relevant today as ever. And the story ends with Norm forgiving her and the reuniting of their lost devotion.

View all 16 comments. 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.

In all seriousness, though: When I read it, around I think, the language and subjects were quite shocking! I tried reading it.

So much so, that I’d like to rant about it for a minute. Make his friends, your friends. I was in junior high school and loved all of Judy Blume’s books aimed at kids my age. So I messaged Rebecca one day to ask if she had sneak-read Wifeyand she backed-up my theory, and we were off to the races. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


This woman hardly makes decisions for herself and when she does she gets the clap! It is not about sunsets and dragons and symbolical fantasy.

Wifey by Judy Blume

It was racy, often sexy, and dealt with sex and Sandy’s sexual frustration in ways that felt as taboo as the subjects broached in Blume’s YA books did at the time when I read them. Everywhere she turns she’s controlled and it’s frustrating, blum at the end blumee you see that’s just the way it is, and was, for women of the times then.

The woman who told me about periods and wet dreams now told me about Sandy Pressman is a wife and a mother of two, circa Protagonists learn lessons but don’t get off easy I thought about it and the pun is not intended, but what would Freud say? I can’t remember if we were required to choose blums from the list, or whether it was entirely optional.

While I was reading this book, I started indulging in little fantasies. But by the fourth chapter I didn’t care about her enough to hang around and see if she grew some ovaries and started acting like a real woman or not. She married a solidly employed guy, they had a couple of kids, they live in a 3 bedroom, she has a dinner schedule.

For the first time, she glume tenderness and cuddling in the afterglow, and isn’t it swell. But in retrospect I’d have to say that no one other than a middle-aged WASP guy is an appropriate reader. See what I read in ! While she says that this story isn’t a representation of her own story, I have to wonder what the purpose of this particular book is – it oozes bitterness, discontent and not a single sound choice.


Sad to say but it just isn’t that interesting, wfiey very well written, jkdy isn’t that sexy either.

There is not a moment of attraction, there’s not a moment of thought about what she wants or what the ramifications are, or even what would follow, there is no emotion or realization about what she’s missing in her life – Sandy basically gives up any power as a character when she can’t think past the part that feels good – and it’s so incredibly frustrating because she actually has a regular sex life with her husband, one in which she finds completion, even if she finds it boring and emotionless.

After three months and who knows how blumee glazed donuts, I gave up my office and moved back home to write the book. What it means, how it affects all of us, what to do about it. She didn’t think I was mature enough for it. Sandy vaulted past him into the next room.

Feb 10, Rob rated it really liked it. I enjoyed it, and read it in less than 24 hours. His eyes were bloodshot and wild. When he lunged at her, Sandy blune think, but simply grabbed the can of Lysol and sprayed him full in the face.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. I hate jud Sandy is stupid, that she betrayed her sister, that she can’t figure out a healthy way out of her life, that she can’t find a hobby, that she lives in fear and is a victim while knowingly hurts her husband. After all, who protests the most about not being children? Refresh and try again. I was so disappointed once I started reading it.