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Proof that Judy Blume gives spectacular life advice on just about everything

Deirdre still can't believe SheKnows pays her to do what she loves. She began telling stories before she could even write. Once someone gave her a pen, there was no prying it away; so a degree in journalism was the only thing that made s...

Judy Blume hopped on Tumblr to answer all her fans' personal questions — and she didn't disappoint

Are you there, Judy? It's us, your fans. We have a lot of burning questions for our fearless literary leader. And, as it turns out, she has plenty of answers.

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Judy Blume took to Tumblr earlier today for a fan chat in which users could submit questions to their most favorite author, Blume, and she'd spend an hour-ish answering them. Ever the careful adviser, Blume didn't rush through questions to try to get to as many as possible. Instead, she took the time to answer questions thoughtfully and sometimes with a bit of humor. We scoured the answers from the Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret author and found the best advice she gave to her adoring readers.

On being 12 and moving on

Judy Blume hopped on Tumblr to answer all her fans' personal questions — and she didn't disappoint
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On parental censorship

Judy Blume hopped on Tumblr to answer all her fans' personal questions — and she didn't disappoint
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On knowing if you're a writer

Judy Blume hopped on Tumblr to answer all her fans' personal questions — and she didn't disappoint
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On her worst time (and pressing past)

Judy Blume hopped on Tumblr to answer all her fans' personal questions — and she didn't disappoint
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On her best writing advice

Judy Blume hopped on Tumblr to answer all her fans' personal questions — and she didn't disappoint
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On being 18, dating, innocence and experimentation

Judy Blume hopped on Tumblr to answer all her fans' personal questions — and she didn't disappoint
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On breast-increasing exercises

Judy Blume hopped on Tumblr to answer all her fans' personal questions — and she didn't disappoint
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On how no one knows how to get their ish together

Judy Blume hopped on Tumblr to answer all her fans' personal questions — and she didn't disappoint
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On modern updates

Judy Blume hopped on Tumblr to answer all her fans' personal questions — and she didn't disappoint
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This woman! We didn't think it was possible for us to fall any more in love with Blume, but she proved us wrong in just an hour. Congrats to all the lucky fans who got their questions answered. And thanks, Judy Blume, for guiding multiple generations through growing up and getting over it.

Blume's most recent book, In the Unlikely Event, released earlier this summer, and she'll make a few sporadic book signing events this fall across the country. Good luck tracking her down!

Judy Blume hopped on Tumblr to answer all her fans' personal questions — and she didn't disappoint

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