Judith Viorst

Judith Viorst was born and brought up in New Jersey, graduated from Rutgers University, moved to Greenwich Village, and has lived in Washington, DC, since 1960, when she married Milton Viorst, a political writer. They have three sons and seven grandchildren. A 1981 graduate of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, Viorst writes in many different areas: science books; children’s picture books—including the beloved Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which was made into a box-office favorite movie of the same name; adult fiction and nonfiction; poetry for children and adults; and musicals.

Books by this Author

What Are You Glad About? What Are You Mad About?
Wait for Me
Lulu's Mysterious Mission
Alexander, Who's Trying His Best to Be the Best Boy Ever
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Be inspired by Judith Viorst, who is UNEXPECTEDLY EIGHTY

The newest in Judith Viorst's 'decades' series, here are funny, touching, and true poems about being 80.

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