Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume Two dozen writers riff on how Blume's frank coming-of-age tales affected them. Source of Angst What isn't? From menstruation to illicit exploits in the suburbs,… Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume Two dozen writers riff on how Blume's frank coming-of-age tales affected them. Source of Angst What isn't? From menstruation to illicit exploits in the suburbs,… 2007-06-05 Essays Nonfiction
Book Review

Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume (2007)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jun 05, 2007; Genres: Essays, Nonfiction

Two dozen writers riff on how Blume's frank coming-of-age tales affected them.

Source of Angst
What isn't? From menstruation to illicit exploits in the suburbs, no taboo is left unexamined.

Bottom Line
While a couple essays read like rambling therapy sessions, wry pieces like Stacey Ballis' "Forever...Again" and Lara M. Zeises' "The M Word" make this more than a nostalgia trip. B

Originally posted May 18, 2007 Published in issue #938 Jun 08, 2007 Order article reprints