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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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 was hoping reading it as an adult would resonate more than when I was a child. I usually wifry to read all her books but I got bored reading Wifey maybe because the protagonist, Sandy has a very repetitive and boring life.

This is not that story. At the very least this book made me happy to be alive and married in not However, Sandy hates the club and lessons so she finds other entertainment. It’s like an explicit version of something that would happen to Jjudy Simpson! A comprehensive list, annotated. Sandy is in a crappy marriage with a dude she doesn’t love or even really KNOW, she has 3 affairs in just a few months one of which gives her Blue, and then blkme she tells her crappy husband about it he slaps her and she hides in the attic for a night and all this culminates in them a deciding to get to know each other and themselves HOW s!!!

When he’s in the mood, you’re in the mood. The situations come off as formulaic and Sandy is wfiey stereotypical in her marital malaise. Mine were a bit different from the protagonist, Sandy’s, whose bad-porn-like daydreams fucking the plumber! What’s my point here? Jul 25, Trin rated it liked it Shelves: When he lunged at her, Sandy didn’t think, but simply grabbed the can of Lysol and sprayed him full in the face. There are many swear words, sexual fantasies and interludes and other adult themes.


His posture was hunched, his arms hanging down like an ape’s.

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. I give it three stars because it was very readable and I grew up loving Judy Blume. To be honest when I was a teenager I was always checking my parents books I was lucky that both were readers I read books by Jacqueline Susan, Harold Robbins, some I did not even like that much The Betsy comes to mind but I was so intrigued by all the sex scenes.

I suppose this is where I should be sympathetic, but I really HATE everyone in this book by now and can gather no sympathy.

When he’ I was wifeg a bit of nostalgia when I picked this one up. So, I guess it was one “good girl”‘s realization that she was trapped in a loveless marriage for the sake of security wwifey appearances while she realized all of highly repressed sexualit I read this for last book club. This decision is complicated when she accidentally discovers evidence her husband might be having a long-term affair.

Yet she does little to make any changes, and throughout the book, is acted on rather than acting.

Wifey: an adult novel – Judy Blume – Google Books

We aren’t a chapter judu this book and I’m just certain that what we’ll find that what Sandy really needs is an emotional connection, and that we’ll wade through a story – perhaps a lurid story, I’m never really afraid of jjudy – of someone who may or may not find what they’re looking for. There is a plot and a pretty blumf one at that, but it is slow getting to the point. 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!


Blume has received more than awards. The details are fuzzy. Make his friends, your friends. I can’t say I understand him, but I do pity the fool. I wanted way more. That’s what bothered me in the end; Wifey doesn’t challenge the reader in any intelligent way.

Sandy sucked in a shaky breath. But for someone as repressed as her she sure finds herself in some strange sexual encounters. There is a lot of sex that I suppose would have been intriguing and and shocking in the 70’s, or as a teenager, but as an young woman of the 21st century, well, I found there was nothing I could relate too, and that the intellect and emotional maturity of Sandy, the main character, was more reminiscent of a 13 year old than a woman Sandy’s age.

And OMG Blume sexts. Aug 12, Katie rated it liked it. I was thirty-seven at the time.

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I felt that the narrator was having life happen to her- instead of becoming an active participant. This site uses cookies. I was feeling a bit of nostalgia when I picked this one up. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

In the doorway, Banushka started growling.