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Best Book Ever

Sep 11, 2023

Today I am joined by Lisa Petersen, my dear friend since college. We agreed to spend the summer revisiting our favorite childhood classics by Judy Blume, and now we’re back to discuss our feelings about the books as children vs. as adults. Along the way, we talked about banned books and parenting, and how our love for Judy Blume has carried us through the years.


Host: Julie Strauss



Guest: Lisa Petersen

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Discussed in this episode:


Judy Blume

The Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling

The Warrior Cats Series by Erin Hunter

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang 

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

Starring Sally J Freedman as Herself by Judy Blume

Are You There God? It’s me, Margaret by Judy Blume

Blubber by Judy Blume

Deenie by Judy Blume

Forever by Judy Blume

It’s Not the End of the World by Judy Blume

Judy Blume Forever - 2023 film

Are You There God? It’s me, Margaret - 2023 film

Terry Gross Interview

In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

You’ve Got Mail - 1998 film

Also, for fun: 87 Books Featured in “You’ve Got Mail”

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas


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