In Her Own Words: Judy Blume’s 8 Best Answers About ‘Tiger Eyes,’ Inspiration, Surviving Depression + More from Her Reddit AMA

Judy Blume stopped by Reddit the other day to answer questions about everything from battling depression to the new film adaptation of her book 'Tiger Eyes.' Check out her best answers here!
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Judy Blume

Man, Reddit has just been chock full of terrific “Ask Me Anythings” lately! First came Ethan Hawke’s wonderfully insightful AMA; and now we’ve got one from Judy Blume, too. Nostalgia alert!

Starting in the late ‘60s and continuing all the up to the present, Judy’s novels for teens were among the first to tackle thorny issues like racism, teen sex, and menstruation—and I know I’m not alone in the fact that much of what I learned about these topics and more back in my middle school days, I learned from books like Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret and Deenie.

Read Ethan Hawke’s 11 Deepest Thoughts from His Reddit AMA

Somewhat amazingly, it’s taken until now for a movie to be made of one of Judy’s landmark novels: A film adaptation of Tiger Eyes, directed by Judy’s son, Lawrence Blume, and starring Willa Holland, opened in select theaters last weekend; it’s also available on iTunes, Amazon, and Video On Demand.

In her AMA, Judy addressed everything from writer’s block to coping with depression. You can read the whole thing here (and I recommend that you do); but in the meantime, here are her eight best answers:


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