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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But instead, it goes down like this:. Now I know that in real life bad marriages, immature adults, mental illness, and suffocating families can be irresolvable, but I had higher hopes for Sandy. I found myself hating the main character shortly into the book, and she didn’t get any more sympathetic as I read. Where in The Awkening Edna came off as being a mature, insightful character, Wifey ‘s Sandy, in contrast, seems more like a never-satisfied child.

I was tempted to theorize about Sandy jusy a repressed sociopath. The story is a bit nudy because today’s women can’t understand a time that women lived just for their men and their children and had no other autonomy.

So, I guess it was one “good girl”‘s realization that she was trapped in a loveless marriage for the sake of security and appearances while she realized all of highly repressed sexuality was busting out all around her. Perhaps if you’re looking for a super quick, easy, and saucy summer read.


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I think one of the sadnesses for me is that it feels really kind of hokey now, this sort of country club bodice ripper that Wifey is. In addition, she contracted a STD from one of her affairs.

I read it in a day and a half. A reread from my teen years. Early on, Sandy daydreams that her husband has died. Perhaps the only good part is that it takes very little time to read.

My hunch is that this book had it’s heyday when it was released and wasn’t meant to really stand the test of time. For sixteen years, writing saved me and my marriage. This site uses cookies.

I don’t like it. And OMG Blume sexts. Maybe we both should. Eventually, something that we were playing at becomes who we are in an instinctive way. Shep is married with four children yet he is more than willing to jump back in the sack when he receives an offer from Sandy.

The Baggage of Blumeness: Two Rioters Do WIFEY

Oh, sweet heaven baby crocus, where do I start? However, Sandy hates the club and lessons so she finds other entertainment. His mouth was open in a snarl.

While I was reading this book, I started indulging in little fantasies. View all 13 comments. Maybe this is exactly what Blume was trying to show. Our Judy was a brave woman! It’ll all be better when we move to the new house. The back of the book was all about marriage — no fourth-grade nothings or forevers here — and femininity and womanhood within the confines of a lates, earlys marriage at that. View all 16 comments.


The Baggage of Blumeness: Two Rioters Do WIFEY

Judy received a B. I tried reading it. Wifey by Judy Blume Goodreads Author. Trivia I learned from books, Vol. I read this when I was in high school. I think those are supposed to be funny, but they’re anything but humorous to me. Lists with This Book. At first it seems like the book was a cute, funny horndog fest, but it became clear after awhile it showed how much emptiness was really inside the character.

I think I may know a Norman irl, someone who wants a routine and freedom to do his guy stuff and not have to say all that touchy-feely junk and is so confused why his wives have not stayed with him.

I had never been on my own.