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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Within this generic mishmash, parts of the book reminded me of other literature. At its best, this book has the atmosphere of Romeo and Juliet – some morons trying to work out their feelings, while the world crumbles around them. 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.

Sandy Pressman is the wife of Norman, a successful but dull businessman, has two children and after 12 years of marriage, is utterly bored with her ‘s New Jersey suburban housewife role.

But normally they are sectioned off as side characters, not as figures whom the audience must feel for.

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Like, you decide to stand up for yourself but it doesn’t go well. She starts by looking up Plot Summary: He knows she is watching, and she knows he knows. Yet she does little to make wifeey changes, and throughout the book, is acted on rather than acting. I can’t imagine reading this book as a teenager!

Oh, sweet heaven baby crocus, where do I start? Am I glad I borrowed it? To me, Blume got the inner life jkdy this cowardly woman, Sandy, all wrong. Norman collapsed on the floor, howling like an animal. Did it change my life? I wouldn’t judyy this book for anyone younger than 18 and only because by then they are legally an adult and can go to war so I guess they could handle it. The writi Wifey looks at marriage, motherhood, and sex through the eyes of a sexually-frustrated housewife in the s.


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I also revile the plot or lack there-of. View all 4 comments. Works by Judy Blume.

She married her husband at a young age and has two children but she starts to feel unsatisfied with her marriage and their sex life. I had no idea that Judy Blume had been writing adult novels for years. Later I read some other Harold Robbins book that I liked more. I look at the dog-eared paperback rack at the library often, but am too embarrassed to check one out.

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. When it’s shown it’s usually for an emotional reason you enter an encounter where it looks as if it’s just for kicks, but then turns into an emotionally overwhelmed man needing a sympathetic ear. I was hoping reading it as an adult would resonate more than when I was a child.

At least, that was my experience. It is impossible to feel for Sandy or have any type of sympathy blumf this character at all.

It’s such a shame since I remember really liking her books as a child and recommending her to my own girls. Now imagine reading this in the 70’s when it was first published! Multimedia, interviews, biographical resources, honors, publications, translations.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. However, when she called Shep and revealed her plan Shep sternly rebuked her. Before she really had a chance to figure out all the consequences for herself, it felt so good that she was having a such a good time that she finds herself laughing toward the end His posture was hunched, his arms hanging down like an ape’s. Reading Wifey today, I have to say this book is not particularly memorable. Judy Blume spent her childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey, making up stories inside her head.


When that doesn’t work out for every reason that you knew it wouldn’t, he loves his wife, can’t abandon his family, why can’t they just have this relationship on the side? 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.

Overall the novel is lightweight and superficial, and a far cry from the complexity of Erica Jong’s ground-breaking “Fear of Flying. Mar 27, Kimz Zahour rated it did not like it. Her books for kids, young adults and adults dirty, filthy minded home-making adults are a little exaggerated unless this is seriously what it’s like once you hit your near mid thirties but never end in a totally wrapped up package. Sandy is sexually repressed and very unhappy in her role as a wifey.

You know if someone like Nora Ephron made this book into a movie, Sandy would kick Norman to the curb at the end, steal Shep’s Porsche, and drive off into the sunset with the top down while “I’m Every Woman” or something blasted from the speakers. For the first time, she experiences tenderness and cuddling in the afterglow, and isn’t it swell.