Judy Blume holds a special place in the hearts and imaginations of many baby boomers and gen xers - thanks to her books that chronicle the excitement, angst and anxiety of growing up - be they about racism, divorce, bullying, menstruation, or even teen sex - her readers flocked to them, while at the same time causing a great deal of concern for some parents and schools. With over 80 million books sold, translated into 31 languages, Blume has also tackled the world of adult literature with such titles... [see more] as 1978's "Wifey," but she will always be best known for her teen books "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret," "Blubber," and "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing." On this episode of InnerVIEWS with Ernie Manouse, our conversation with best-selling author Judy Blume.
Asking the right questions - never content with the usual answers, InnerVIEWS with Ernie Manouse, is a long-format interview series. In each uninterrupted half-hour episode, Emmy Award winner Manouse ("Manor of Speaking") sits down with a single newsmaker or celebrity for an engaging and insightful one-on-one conversation. Disarming his guests with a warm, casual approach, Manouse offers viewers an interesting, often intimate, always revealing encounter with some of today's most captivating notables.