Proof that Judy Blume gives spectacular life advice on just about everything
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.
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
On parental censorship
On knowing if you're a writer
On her worst time (and pressing past)
On her best writing advice
On being 18, dating, innocence and experimentation
On breast-increasing exercises
On how no one knows how to get their ish together
On modern updates
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!