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Judy says: Thank you, thank you for all your wonderful notes. I only wish I could write back to each of you personally. But in order to start a new book I need serious thinking time, which means less time for e-mail. Hope you understand.
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Holly from Grover Beach wrote on May 14, 2023
Dear Judy,
I loved your books in the Early 90s loved and related to Hello god it's Me, Margret; when I was 14, I made up a story about losing my virginity to my friends because I had read an article about how to test your friends to see how True of friendship they had with me. They failed, sadly 😆 lol. In my 20s, I lived in a small casino town and was bullied and sex Shamed. I couldn't do anything without someone being negative about my clothes or my way of talking to a new guy Every weekend. letting you know I married someone 29 years older than me. It was always reading your books that pulled me out of my troubles and got me through life Thank you Judy for helping me realise there is nothing wrong with me.
Brian Gage from Duncan wrote on May 14, 2023
I'm a blind reader, 75, and only recently discovered your books. That was due to a reference to you and your stories in another novel. Fortunately, the CELA digital library service in Canada had many of your titles available for download in MP3 format. I just wish I'd been able to read these kind of stories back when I was thirteen, in the dark ages of 1950-1965...
Grin.
Love your frank, yet delicate way of telling that girls also masturbate. Back when I was thirteen, and using hand lotion to reach climax, I sublimated the guilt and enjoyed the result.
I learned to read at the age of five, and, became captivated by the sciences. Grew up on military bases with jet aircraft and radar, so naturally, became fascinated with technology. Became the first totally blind student taking majors science at the University of British Columbia. Now, all that is past, and I can settle into enjoying your books and gleaning some understanding of my own adolescent sexual confusion.
Regards, Brian
Tom from Binghamton wrote on May 13, 2023
Dear Judy,

As a poet I write what is real to me. Thankfully your books have always provided me with the thought that I'd be alright in life. As a child of abuse I've found that as an adult that I'm a worthy human being that would and did find love and understanding in life. Tiger eyes is the one book of yours that has touched me the most. My mother died very young of ms and I'll never forget that in her final moment with me that she could cry and I never felt so alone for so many years afterwards.
Also thank you for your stand on banned books. The other author who helped shape my life is m.e. kerr whom shared with me that she was once told that to not talk about her lgbtq themed books at a school she was asked to speak at.
By the way I loved the amazon documentary judy blume forever.
Stephanie Goodman from Ardsley wrote on May 13, 2023
Hi Judy-
I am a now 49 year old very very longtime fan! I grew up reading all of your books..they were my childhood ❤️…I just watched your documentary and it really got me thinking back to when I was 12, reaching puberty in my very socially tough Long Island town. I got my period in September of 7th grade. Instead of excited, I was traumatized. I didn’t know of any of my friends who had gotten it yet, no one talked about it. So in my mind, no one did get it! I tried my best to just hide it, for what felt like forever. All thru 7th grade all of my friends swore they hadn’t gotten it yet-and I believed them-I felt so alone!
Then I went to overnight camp, and low & behold all my friends there had gotten it-thank god! When I returned home after the summer though, my home friends still swore, all of them, that they hadn’t gotten it? So I continued hiding it, it was awful!
Finally at the end of eighth grade, one girl announced that she got it…and after that all the girls followed suit…what an incredible coincidence I thought to myself. Naive 13 year old me truly believed they had all gotten it at the same time & I was some kind of freak!!!
This whole experience did truly traumatize me…to this day I still think about it-I’d still love to know when they all “really” got their periods and why “we” all collectively decided it was so taboo.
Steph
Leigh Fletcher from Beaudesert, Queensland, Australia wrote on May 13, 2023
Hi from Australia. I loved your books, and vividly remember reading Margaret and desperately waiting for my period (I was 14 when I eventually got it!). I am currently teaching 4th grade, and going back to reading all the books for that age group. I think I need to remind myself that they are still children. Can't wait to.see the movie Margaret.
Kind regards,
Leigh
Robin Abess from Portsmouth, VA wrote on May 12, 2023
Dear Judy,
Thank you so much. I have loved your books since I was a kid (I’ll be 59 next week) and have read them all multiple times. Just finished your documentary and it was so interesting and lovely. I write myself, participating in NaNoWriMo every year since 2006. I’ve not been published (yet) but someday that will happen.
I’m so sorry for the loss of your father. I know how hard that must’ve been for you. I lost mine to cancer when he was 49 and I was very close to him. I’m thankful I had time to say goodbye to my daddy and I know how hard it must’ve been for you to be there when yours passed.




I’m so happy that you found George! Your love story is just amazing.

As I said in the beginning, thank you. Thank you for your words and your heart.

Much love,

Robin Abess
Joshua Thomas from Orlando, FL wrote on May 12, 2023
Dear Judy,
I am a filmmaker and writer from Florida. Watching the recent film adaptation of "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret." has completely revitalized my love for reading. I recently lost a close friend of mine. We're both in our twenties. He was a bold writer and a fantastic illustrator. Upon recently reading "Tiger Eyes," I found so much closure and relief from my mourning. Your writing and honesty are such a light in this world. For you and my late friend, I will devote more of my time to advocating literacy and supporting the protection of banned books. Thank you.
Chris Skowron from Perrysburg wrote on May 12, 2023
Judy,
I grew up reading your books in the 70s and 80s. You were a such a huge part of my childhood. I went to a Catholic school and it was taboo to talk about such things back then. I look back now and feel so fortunate that your books were there for me during this time in my life when we are wondering about our bodies and so much is going on within. Thank you for educating me in such a positive age appropriate way that made it ok to embrace the young lady I was becoming. It was to be celebrated. Rereading your books and it is such a wonderful walk down memory lane. Love you Judg Blume. Thank you ! 💕
Erin Reese from High Sierra, Northern California wrote on May 12, 2023
Dearest, dearest Judy. I sincerely hope you and/or your team reads this piece I just wrote on Substack:
"Judy Blume for President"
https://erinreese.substack.com/p/judy-blume-for-president
There are no words.
Just tears.
Erin Reese
Penelope Melino from Cartersville wrote on May 12, 2023
Hi Judy,
First, a disclaimer: I have never read any of your books but, I saw your documentary, "Judy Blume, Forever" last night and have become a big fan. I'm hitting the library today, or Amazon.
I too am always letting people know my age, 79 in August. I'm thinking that I'm amazed that I am that age. And, when I tell them, of course, I always get, "You don't look it; you look great." Okay, that's a real mood lifter. Maybe that's how it works for you.
I do tire more easitly but pace myself. With 45 acres here in rural Virginia, there's plenty to do.
This is also a very conservative area, and I'm an outspoken liberal, Planned Parenthood and Biden supporter. So good to see your leanings.
My one daughter did read your books, as we've discussed recently. I guess I was working and didn't know. I don't know about the other one.
Keep on biking, tending your bookstore, enjoying your life
with George (sounds wonderful). My best, Penny
Peggy from Nj wrote on May 12, 2023
Another thing
You gave me ideas for my autobiography
Thanks thanks
Peggy from Nj wrote on May 12, 2023
I’m 76 years old
I feel young as well
Peggy from Nj wrote on May 12, 2023
I loved it’s me Margaret
Watched your documentary
You are awesome
💕🌹. Thank you !!!!!!
Tiare Raymond from Spanaway wrote on May 12, 2023
Hello Judy
I will be 57 this year and look forward to seeing Are You there God when it's released on DVD. I grew up with your books. My 5th grade teacher read Fudge and Sheila the great to us in class. I received a collection of your books for Christmas when I was 11. My mother didn't mind my reading them. She was honest and answered all my questions. However for some reason she was always trying to get me to read books like My Friend Flicka, The Black Stallion and Tarzan because they were supposed to be good for me. Though they bored me I read them and then she gave me the book Forever. As a teen and young adult I wanted to be a writer. I wrote fiction short stories, sent them to publishers and got rejection slips. I took writing courses. My stories were picked apart with a red pen and practically rewritten by the critic. My mother didn't encourage me much. She thought my writing was juvenile. I gave up and took up painting. My mother passed away 8 years ago. I love to read non fiction and one day I thought about writing my autobiography. I tried as a young adult but didn't get very far. Now that I'm older I have more to look back on. I'm not famous. I'm just an ordinary person. I haven't been to Europe or anything like that but my life has been a little different than most women my age. I dated a lot and didn't marry until I was 40. Lots of broken hearts and starting over. Once I started writing about my life after high-school my story really took off. Like you I want to be candid. I wrote about dating in college in the 80s and losing my virginity. This wasn't the 50s going to the Malt shop and going steady.That part is controversial but I want it to be. My story is unique. My husband said, "Think about your reputation." I want young women to read it and tell me "I've been there. I've felt that." I've been working on it for about five years rewriting and rewriting. I wrote it on a laptop but the manuscript was too long. I bought a good old manual typewriter and can fit more words on one page. I'm also seeing mistakes I overlooked. A young woman read it and called it phenomenal. I have considered sending it off but don't trust these online sights. Some of them don't even take hard copies which makes me uneasy because anyone could take credit for my work. You have definitely been an inspiration to me. Thanks 😊
Sara from Evanston wrote on May 12, 2023
Dear Judy,
Had I known I could write to you when I was a young girl, I would have. I’m grateful to have the opportunity now as a fifty year old to express my experience of your most important book to me- Deenie. Over the years when I would describe my middle school years to others I would say “I was Deenie”. Believe it or not, most people didn’t get the reference. As a much older adult now, I realize the reference was either mistaken as “I masturbated in middle school”(what horrors! I don’t even remember that part of the story!) or never had the opportunity to read this very unique book, because of censorship.
When I was ten, I too was diagnosed with scoliosis and had to wear a Milwaukee Back Brace all throughout my entire years of middle school. I was the only girl I ever knew who had scoliosis like I did, having such an immobilizing brace that I couldn’t even bend to get a sip of water from the drinking fountain, or fully participate in gym class. For all the other reasons people remember this book, I don’t. I remember this book being about a girl who wore a back brace who had a mom who had high expectations for her. Thank you for writing about me, so I didn’t feel alone. ♥️
Elizabeth A Gladue from Norristown wrote on May 12, 2023
Hello Judy. I am 60 years old and read "Hey God it me Margret when i was in junior high. Loved it. Can you write a book of Margret at her current age for us older ladies.
Andreea Burlacu from Hamilton, Ontario wrote on May 11, 2023
Hi Judy,
You got me through my childhood — flashlight and the Fudge series under summer camp sheets to anticipating my period like Margaret. When my parents divorced, your book convinced me that it wasn’t the end of the world. Yesterday, I saw Margaret in theatres and it reminded me how far I’ve come and just how timeless your novels are. As the credits rolled, my friend and I stared at the screen and sobbed 😅
Thank you a billion times for your imagination and your perseverance through censorship. Your stories were my best friend.
- A
Maxine Derington from Orlando wrote on May 11, 2023
I grew up around the corner from you. My brother, Buddy Blau was an acquaintance of yours. One of my daughters wrote to you many years ago. In your honor and in honor of Mother’s Day, my daughters and granddaughters, all ten of us are going to dinner and then to see “Are you there God”. We always felt we had a connection because of where you grew up. Proud to say we kind of knew you.
DJ from Dallas wrote on May 11, 2023
Dear Judy.
Like so many, I grew up encouraged by your work to become my own person, and to feel acceptance in my very normal feelings. Your books gave, and continue to give, that freedom. I watched the documentary on Amazon last night (Judy Blue Forever) and wanted to say one thing: you were never not working when you were home with your kids and struggling to become yourself, and a writer at that.I believe, and all of us should believe, that all the work women do, paid or unpaid, has social and economic value, and is real work. I imagine, as you describe, your mind working on stories during your day, as you cared for your children. You are, and in your becoming, were, a whole person -- as are all mothers. Respect, and dignity are inherent in all our work, the work of hand and heart, and mind. The skills of observation and insight are clearly yours in abundance, and I hope that you will continue to flourish, even among the doubters and censors of today. Reading and thinking, questioning, interpreting, all of these things, these deep skills are missing in our culture. Keep fighting to be heard, and thank you so much for all you've done to help children know their worth in this world.
Eve from Potomac wrote on May 11, 2023
Judy,
I am 13 years old and would like to thank you. Thank you for being here for girls around the world, having courage to write about sensitive topics, and for being an inspiration for me in my writing. I hope that one day I will be able to write at least half as well as you do.
Many thanks,
Eve

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