Judith Viorst

Judith Viorst is one of my favorite authors. She’s a poet who also straddles the line between the Children’s and Adult’s literature world quite nicely. I did her “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” for humorous interp back in my seventh grade speech days. I’ve read her to my kids. And she has one of my favorite quotes about marriage:

“One advantage of marriage, it seems to me, is that when you fall out of love with each other, it keeps you together until maybe you fall in again.”

Judith Viorst now has a new book called “Grown-Up Marriage: What we know,wish we had known, and still need to know about being married” (Free Press) This should be a good buy, because, of all writers, Judith Viorst has the deft sense of humor to lampoon our culture’s ridiculous expectations about marriage and redraw a picture of marriage that is endearing yet more realistic. Bully.

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