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Judy Blume

  • No place has delicatessen like New York.

  • Then Again, Maybe I Won't.

    • Judy Blume,
    • book title ()
  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.

    • Judy Blume,
    • book title ()
  • Anyone who works at home, particularly a woman, is expected to also run the household and be a parent. The family tends to think, 'Oh, she's not really working, so it doesn't matter if she does it today or doesn't do it today — if I need her to go shopping for shoes, she will do it. So what if she doesn't work today.' That, unfortunately, has remained true through all these years. And, even now, as a successful writer, I think the family still tends to feel that way — 'So what if she doesn't work today.'

    • Judy Blume,
    • in Writer's Digest ()
  • My characters live inside my head for a long time before I actually start a book. They become so real to me, I talk about them at the dinner table as if they are real. Some people consider this weird. But my family understands.

    • Judy Blume,
    • in Rachel Chandler, The Most Important Lessons in Life ()
  • ... fear is often disguised as moral outrage.

    • Judy Blume,
    • in Wendy Mass, Great Authors of Children's Literature ()
  • And remember that you don't write because you want to: You write because you have to.

    • Judy Blume,
    • in Leonard S. Marcus, ed., Author Talk ()

Judy Blume, U.S. writer

(1938)

Full name: Judy Sussman Blume.