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Judy Blume

WATCH: Judy Blume On Censorship

Posted 06.10.2013 | Books

Judy Blume came to visit HuffPost Live, and shared her thoughts about censorship of books in schools. "The censors didn't come out of the woodwork...

Are You There, Judy Blume? It's Me, Rachel

Rachel Braun Scherl | Posted 08.05.2013 | Books
Rachel Braun Scherl

On Monday night, I was on a mission to speak to my favorite author and thank her for one extraordinary act of kindness many years ago -- that I conservatively have repeated 1000 times over the years.

Read This? Drink That

Rachael Berkey | Posted 08.05.2013 | Books
Rachael Berkey

Give one of these three books a try and see if they spark your tastebuds the way that they spark mine. I'd be surprised if you're not at the supermarket by page 50.

Karen Carpenter Meets Judy Blume in a Glorious Musical at Hollywood's Hudson Theatre

Xaque Gruber | Posted 02.03.2013 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Calling occupants of the 1970s (and those who may have wished to experience the decade, but weren't born yet) run don't walk this weekend to the Hudson Theatre's gloriously fun Are You There God, It's Me Karen Carpenter.

Our Favorite Teen Novels

Posted 12.04.2012 | Books

The "Sweet Valley High" books hit e-readers last week, and while twins Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield are getting introduced to a whole new set of fa...

The Little C

Sarah Albertson-Corkery | Posted 12.10.2012 | Women
Sarah Albertson-Corkery

I did it for a lot of good reasons, but most of all for Lucy. This affects her now too. My surgery is Oct. 10. It's one day before she turns 6. Hopefully, I'll be coming home that day. She said it's okay because I'll probably be bringing her a present, "as long as it's light" she added.

Judy Blume Reveals Breast Cancer Treatment

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 09.06.2012 | Women

Judy Blume, beloved author of "Blubber," "Forever" and "Just As Long As We're Together," and all-around amazing woman, underwent treatment for breast ...

Judy Blume Diagnosed With Breast Cancer: What Is Invasive Ductal Carcinoma?

Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living

Beloved author Judy Blume announced on her blog that she has undergone a mastectomy because of breast cancer. People magazine reported that the "Ar...

Judy Blume and the Socialization of Girls

Crystal Bui | Posted 07.09.2012 | College
Crystal Bui

Blume has written over 21 books for girls with more than 80 million copies of her books sold worldwide; her work has been translated into 31 languages, making her an internationally acclaimed girls' book author

Why I Loved My Ultra-Religious Wedding

Judy Batalion | Posted 07.03.2012 | Weddings
Judy Batalion

My big fat Orthodox Sephardi wedding taught me that there are things in Jewish tradition and law about femininity, gender and sexuality that are relevant, resonant and hugely interesting to me.

Judy Blume's Advice on Getting Your Kids to Read

Deborah Stambler | Posted 07.02.2012 | Parents
Deborah Stambler

Before you give your child a book, leave it lying around the house.Then, when your daughter asks about it, tell her that you picked it up for her, but now you're not sure she's old enough for it.

Most Controversial Judy Blume Books

| Posted 02.12.2012 | Books

By Margaret Bristol for Bookish: Way before Katniss fought for her life in "The Hunger Games" and Edward met Bella in "Twilight," before "Sweet Val...

Judy Blume's Birthday: Top Tweets From The Author

The Huffington Post | Lori Fradkin | Posted 02.12.2012 | Women

The beloved author Judy Blume turns 74 today, and though, as we write this, we don't know how she will celebrate, we wouldn't be surprised if she told...

Female Comedians Come Together To Support Planned Parenthood

Posted 11.26.2011 | Comedy

Comedian Lizz Winstead -- recently named HuffPost's "Greatest Person Of The Day" -- has spent her summer performing benefit shows all over the country...

Sexpert Susie Bright: The Novel I Read a Million Jillion Times

Susie Bright | Posted 11.08.2011 | Books
Susie Bright

How did reading get to be such a faster-pussycat-hurry-up activity? We listen to favorite songs over and over without apology or distraction. They make us feel good, no explanation necessary. But with books, there's this myth that it takes a "long time".

8 Writers To Follow On Twitter

Posted 10.08.2011 | Books

From celebrities to politicians to us, people around the globe have been tweeting to the world. But who better to entertain you with a few words than ...

Judy Blume Novel Adapted By Author For Big Screen

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Eyes marks the first Judy Blume novel to be translated to a feature film, although there have been several TV incarnations of her works, notably a Fud...

Debate Over Controversial Rape Novel Heats Up | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Judy Blume and fellow authors and readers have rallied behind Laurie Halse Anderson's acclaimed young adult novel about the rape of a teenager, "Speak...

Banned Books Week Should Thank Twitter

The New York Times | LELA MOORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

For an event like this, it never hurts to have a cause célèbre, and this year, organizers needn't have gone very far in search of one. They just had...

A Lesson Well Learned

Jeff Klima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeff Klima

Back when I was a wee lad, video games were not the all-consuming life force that they are today. Kids went outside, they read, and more importantly, they were rewarded for reading.

Judy Blume And Paula Danzinger Are Worthwhile Too! Nothing's Wrong With 'Teen Fiction'

The Guardian | Imogen Russell Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

At 11, it didn't occur to me to take issue with my teachers' characterisation of Blume and Danziger as "easy reading"; literary muzak. (I was a pusill...

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret's Ex

John Bobey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Bobey

God: Watching you blubber is the only time I wish I wasn't all-seeing. Well, that and during Two and a Half Men.

Thank You, Nancy Drew and Judy Blume

Carole Baron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carole Baron

Why are books that makes girls feel less alone, that have role models who think and ask questions, are the very books the censors turn to first? Have things changed that much in the last fifty years?

The Palin Trap: Meta Symbol of American Womanhood is a Dangerous Distraction

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Morra Aarons-Mele

Palin as a mom symbol is important to discuss, but there's too much at stake to get lost again in the gender wars, no matter how validating it feels to have our opinions asked.

Authors Get Political: Who Gives What

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

You read their books, but did you ever wonder their politics? Here's a look at what your favorite authors have given to the 2008 presidential candidat...