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Janine from Durham wrote on April 22, 2023
Good morning 2 u,
I am a big fan of yours ever since I picked up Are u there God, it’s me Margret ? I was about maybe 11 yrs old and I was being raised by my grandparents and I love them and they were good people but I think they forgot what it was like to be young and they raised and dressed me like an old woman. I felt awkward and misunderstood and I was at the library and I picked up this book and I was reading and I finally felt understood and I was also that fat kid in Blubber and I have been meaning to write you for a very long time and I wanted to say thank you for helping me to get thru the Golden door of womanhood!
Linda G from Kimberley, British Columbia wrote on April 22, 2023
I am currently listening to an Australia radio station discussing your children 's books. It made me have to write you because, tho I'm 66 now, I remember a frustrating childhood in a strict/sheltered Catholic home, with questions about boys, body changes, etc that NOBODY would discuss and instead I was shamed often because of the shock responses I received making me feel bad and sinful. I wish I'd known your books existed so SOMEONE was willing to pose answers without judgement. It would have saved me many years of counselling in adulthood. I now have 3 granddaughters and I will be exposing them to your books so they never go through the confusion and shame I did for years. Thank you!!
Mary C from Fredericksburg wrote on April 22, 2023
Dear Judy...I loved your books as a kid. Loved them so much that when I finally had a daughter of my own I gave them to her. It's amazing to me how timeless your writing is. I know you have heard this from countless others but I think you are amazing and you have no idea how much you helped me as a young girl.
Virginia from Matewan wrote on April 22, 2023
I'm 40, I lost my husband to a heart attack 4 months ago. Life has been difficult but fulfilling in other ways. I went back to school and I'm going to teach English Literature. I love your books, and I can't wait to include some of them in my college syllabus. You truly inspire me. The book Wifey, it was about me I felt, as we all do for sure. Ty for being so courageous in you writing.
Love,
Virginia
Dyana from Londonderry NH wrote on April 22, 2023
Hi Judy,
I too, like many, have grown up with your books. Banned or not, I’ve read them all, shared with my daughters and now, my granddaughters. You have amazing insight and I just wish to Thank you for sharing your experiences with the world, openly, boldly and without reservation.
I am curious , If you would ever be in the New Hampshire area, a book signing would be beyond welcomed. ( wink, wink, nudge, nudge) . I would love to meet the woman behind the words that has shaped so many.
Graciously,
Dyana
Heather L from Concordia wrote on April 22, 2023
I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for writing several of my favorite books EVER. I am a 50 yr old gramma who will make sure my grandkids appreciate all of your books as much as I do. I thoroughly enjoyed your documentary and can't wait to see ARE YOU THERE GOD, IT'S ME MARGARET inches theatre. It's about time you get the recognition you so greatly deserve!!!
Kathleen from Perham wrote on April 22, 2023
I am recently retired as an Registered nurse. My passion has been writing children's books. I wrote 4 that are in the library of Congress at this time. I need an illustrator. Beyond that , I have a story regarding my adoption. My Father and my Mom took great care of me. They will always be my heroes! Towards the end of my Moms days with cancer, I left my career in Hawaii to come back to them, so that I could be thier hero. Dad broke his neck while I came home to give him some respite care from Moms illness. She and he were admitted to the hospital far from home the next week. Dad survived, Mom died. Dad lived with us for 10 more years, a stubborn Swede. So many heart felt stories of his survival. Many people surrounded him from our local community to make sure he came home to me. I left the Corp world to take care of him. No regrets! I want to build my story for a made for TV movie and to benefit adopted children! Sincerely, Katie
Kelsey from Campbell River BC Canada wrote on April 22, 2023
Dear Judy ,
I am a 43 year old from bc Canada. I loved and I mean loved your books as a child, when my dad died when I was 23, I actually read tiger eyes a second time just to have a reason to let myself cry. I am now the mother of a 20 year old and I spoke to her through her growing years the way that you talked to us through your books. So here I am a 43 year old nurse and crying again watching your special on Amazon prime . I wanted to say thank you , thank you from the bottom of my soul for helping me to be a teenage girl , to raise a teenage girl and for being that wonderful voice in the pages . I am eternally grateful to you .
- Kelsey
Vancouver , Canada
Angela R from Ofallon Mo wrote on April 22, 2023
Judy
You have been my hero since I was a teenager. I am watching your special on Amazon and it brings back so many memories. I have read every book you have ever written. I hope someday to meet my idol. Thank you for making my teenage years less complicated
Much love
Angela
Jennifer S from Madison, Alabama wrote on April 22, 2023
Dear Judy,
I am a writer too. I have been one since I was a young woman around the age of 12. I wrote my first novel in 6th grade about a girl who is also a Triple Crown winning jockey because of that is what I was in love with at the time. I grew too tall and too heavy to be a jockey myself, but I never outgrew the love of writing and of horses. It is my great joy to share that I am actually a writer and an author as well. I write about the thing that I love and I am so grateful for people like you who write about things that you know and things that you love and you share it with all of us and you give us permission to share our experiences of that with you. One of the greatest stories I've gotten during my days as a writer since 2014 when I quit my job and turned to writing full time is the interactions I get to have with the people who read what I write. It is a great honor to have people read my words and I am sure that you feel that same gratitude and I want you to know how awesome it is that you have done what you have done. Thank you for writing these stories. Thank you for sharing yourself and these experiences from making generations of children's experiences as well. Your voice is important and I want you to know how very grateful I am for it. Thank you.
Beth from Minot wrote on April 22, 2023
Hi Judy!
I’ve read many of your books! I just read your new documentary, ‘Judy Blume Forever’ and was touched all over again!
We are experiencing profound legislative censorship in our state, North Dakota. I’d there anyway you could research bill (ND) 1205. I know the best course of action is always to address your our state legislators; however, I believe it’s possible you can provide much needed context and support. I have no agenda in this aside from having 14 yr old that most in North Dakota would find acceptable; to me, that’s unacceptable. Tori, my 14 year old, has many friends that either identify as transgender or are exploring their sexuality. I’m covered in tattoos, dress pinup, and work I’m finance; I’m not really the best advocate in a “square” state.
Please let me know your thoughts!
Sarah from Elkins park wrote on April 22, 2023
Hi Judy! I just wanted your documentary “Judy Blume forever” and it was wonderful! I am going to be 41 soon and haven’t read your books in a long time. Mostly because I have a learning disability and reading in school used to be very difficult for me. I used to love reading but once I hit middle school I hated it. I honestly didn’t even know about the books you wrote for adults and now am dying to read them! I wanted to write to you also just because I have been struggling a lot with my life lately and it just seemed like a good way to vent! Thank you for your books! They did make an impact when I was young for sure, and I’m sure they would now as well especially since I could really use some guidance about life in general! Hope you are well!
Love
Sarah
Sandy from Austin wrote on April 22, 2023
I have a really great life story an I would like you to write it. I have no proof for you but, my name is Sandy now but Karla before, in my dreams. I have plenty of words to make this a story. Things and stuff have caused me not to be scared to prove this but, I am sure you could write about my story as fiction. I love all of what you write. Oh also...not crazy!
Than you,
Sandy
JML wrote on April 22, 2023
Dear Judy,
My life would have been so empty had it not been for the moment I discovered your books at the age of 8 when I purchased Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing at a school book fair. I am now 47, I literally grew up with your books.
It is also because of you that I actively defied my own mother when she tried to keep me from reading "inappropriate material" and why to this day seek out banned books everywhere I go. Duplicates are always rescued and passed on to good homes but MY collection of your books, as tattered as they now are live with me, they are treasure.
Also, I still love my mother and yes we still disagree often about my collection. This was all part of growing up.
Thank you for being such an incredible influence in my life. Truly, thank you so much.
Kenzie from Groves TX 77619 wrote on April 22, 2023
Hi judy i really am amazed at your work and I am excited to read Are you there god its me margret and my mom and her best friend grew up reading it too. They said that after I read it that we would go watch the movie I am stoked for it. To be honest I think I can kinda relate to Margret. I really want to get my period like she does and I have also moved schools too. I really really really really hope you reply.
Sincerely
Kenzie
Tricia from Yorktown wrote on April 22, 2023
DearJudy,
I grew up reading your books when I was a adolescent and young adult. It helped me through an awkward stage in my life. I just watched your Amazon prime documentary Judy Blume Forever. All the memories from your book came rushing back to me. Inspiring me to buy your books to read again. I love your work! Thank you for all your books that inspire me and others. Much love and respect,Tricia
Amy from New Albany (suburb of Columbus), OH wrote on April 22, 2023
Dear Judy,
I am a 48 year old graduate student pursuing my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I think that is the first time that I wrote about myself in a long time without opening that I am a Mom to twin boys. They are now 18 and are up to their own adventures. I'm in finals week and am home alone and should be studying so of course instead of studying, I watched your documentary today. I started to cry as I watched your documentary and I wasn't sure why at first. Now as I type this I realize that talking about my developing body and sexuality was forbidden by my mother and I am remembering the feelings of shame that I had as a child. I was the second to last girl in my class to get her period and was taller than the boys and painfully thin and flat as a board at 14. It's funny how those feelings of inadequacy are still just beneath the surface all of these years later. I remember reading Are You There God It's Me Margaret around age 10 or 11 and feeling like I was finally being seen. I have made a point to include age appropriate talks over the years with my boys about bodies, puberty and sexuality. I don't want them to carry feelings of shame that don't seem to fade long after they should. I suppose that I shouldn't have been surprised when one of my boys told me recently out of the blue that he rode his bike to Target to pick up condoms as he and his first girlfriend are getting close. That led to a dinner with my husband and the girl's parents which led to a phone call between the girl's mother and I about our attitudes on sexuality and birth control. Boy what a difference from my experience! I remember watching a movie with my boyfriend at age 16 and had my head on a pillow that was laying on his lap. My Mom called me into the kitchen and was furious and exclaimed that boys gets erections just from sitting on a jiggly bus, what do you think happens when you put your head on their lap! That memory is burned painfully into my brain. I must have repeated that line over and over in my mind during those formative years. I am so happy that there was another grown-up in my life who talked to me about my body and feelings of growing sexuality that didn't make me feel like I was bad. Could you have known what a difference you were making to young people when you started writing? I am sad for 10-year old me and 14-year old me and 16-year old me. But I am proud of 48-year old me. You are a big part of that. Thank you.
Much Love,
Amy
Melissa from Houston wrote on April 21, 2023
I would love to know if she has any book signing events this year.
Amy from New Albany (suburb of Columbus), OH wrote on April 21, 2023
p.s. You might be a Judy Blume fan when you watch her documentary instead of studying for finals, tear up, immediately write her an email while emotional, forget that you have a dog pick up and then attempt to give the wrong dog to the wrong owner since you’re now a dog watcher to help fund grad school.
Marla from Fort Worth wrote on April 21, 2023
Dear Judy,
I love your books. You are my all time favorite author! I really related to your books when I was growing up. I'm an avid reader and have a huge love of books. I'm 45 now and have two books that I'm writing. I have a vivid imagination and have so many life experiences that i need to write down. For example....im a survivor of abuse and neglect, rape, and homelessness. You're books helped me get through these tough times when i had no one to talk to about them. I just wanted to say thank you for stepping up in a Man's world and creating a world that young women and men can experience and relate to. Thank you so much for this and for being you.
Sincerely,
Marla

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