81/100 - #TBT with Judy Blume

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and Superfudge were my favorite Judy Blume books as a kid. I heard this public radio story with Judy Blume today and I love it. She walks the reporter through her childhood neighborhood as they discuss the book Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself.

I was making up stories and someone came to my mother and said, ‘She is too old to be playing with paper dolls.’ But I wasn’t playing with paper dolls like a little kid; I was playing with paper dolls with all these really exciting melodramas going on inside my head. That’s what made me a writer.
— Judy Blume

A map of Judy Blume's old neighborhood

I haven't read Blume's books for adults, but maybe I should However, hearing her talk about her writing makes me want to go back and read Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and Superfudge.