Smart Women

Smart Women

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by Judy Blume

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Margo and B.B. are divorced mothers, living in sun-washed Colorado. They cope with it all--careers, loneliness, crises, new lovers, old lovers--their own and their children's.  See more details below


Margo and B.B. are divorced mothers, living in sun-washed Colorado. They cope with it all--careers, loneliness, crises, new lovers, old lovers--their own and their children's.

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Meet the Author

Judy Blume is the author of three adult novels, including Wifey, Smart Women, and the #1 bestseller Summer Sisters. Her classic novels for young readers include Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, the Fudge books (from Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing to Double Fudge) and Forever. More than 75 million copies of her books are in print. In 2004, she was awarded the National Book Award for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters

Brief Biography

New York's Upper East Side, Key West, and Martha's Vineyard
Date of Birth:
February 12, 1938
Place of Birth:
Elizabeth, New Jersey
B.S. in education, New York University, 1961

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Smart Women 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Didnt really go anywhere.. pretty predictable
Lindsie More than 1 year ago
I cannot understand what the point of this book is. Some of the developments are heartwarming, some are sad. But I still cannot figure out the point of the book. These women are only focused on the relationships they are, or are not, forming with men. One woman has a breakdown, and the other is scared of being hurt. Children are in the middle of everything, and 8th graders are cussing throughout the book. The book just took the roles of women and showed them as insecure as a highschooler. I really just could not get into it. C-
Guest More than 1 year ago
interesting turn of events for these characters. of course blume captures your attention, but still not my favorite. but if you're a judy blume fan like myself, it's a must-read.
Mickeymarie More than 1 year ago
Not her best. I can't believe I'm giving a Judy Blume book two stars.  I loved her books for kids so I realized now that I'm an adult, I bet I would love her  books for adults.  I devoured Wifey and Summer Sisters so was expecting to do the same with this one.  This one was so hard to get  into.  The characters are hard to like or care about and some things are just not plausible. I struggled to get through this.  It got a tiny  bit better towards the end which is why I'm giving it two stars and not one.  
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tchrreader More than 1 year ago
I loved this author as a girl so I thought I should read this one. This book was just okay. This is the story of BB and Margo. They are both divorced and re-inventing their lives in Colorado. BB's ex-husband moves in next to Margo and they hook up. They each have teenage kids. BB ends up having a mental breakdown. This was an okay story. I really enjoyed reading about Boulder, Colorado since I live in Colorado- that was neat but the story was a little rough around the edges. Just so-so.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a Judy Blume fan, so I purchased 'Smart Women'. Being a divorced career woman I could somewhat relate to the characters. I can fully understand B.B.'s emotional breakdown. I can also relate to Margo's need for genuine love. I liked the way the author switched perspectives from chapter to chapter so that you could get a taste of the various characters' feelings and opinions as the story progressed. I finished this book in one day. The only disappointing part (for me, at least) was the ending. Judy Blume's writing is so in-depth, honest, and relevant and yet she oftentimes falls short in delivering a climactic ending we're all waiting for. I'd still recommend this book to Blume fans.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a wonderful book. It relate to real life problems. It's very dramtic and keeps the readers reading. YOU SHOULD READ IT.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was very interesting and enjoyed every word of it up through the very last page. I liked Margo and Andrew's relationship and all the trials and tribulations they got through together! I enjoyed seeing each characters point of view! I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a good story to read.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book very much. I enjoyed the way you seen perspective from each of the characters. I liked knowing what they all thought. A great book I couldn't put it down!! You should read this book!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wonderful read! A superb book that takes you from the first page to the last in a quick, enjoyable period. I looked forward to coming home and cracking this one open. Blume is an amazing writer who is not afriad to portray life how it really is. This is a definite MUST READ for any woman's list!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Judys books as little girl and loved them. This book was not as heart warming as she has done in the past. Just when you strated to relate to it, it ended. It is still a ok reader for a lazy summer day.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this first book I've read by Judy Bloom as an adult. I loved all of her books as a child and knew that I'd enjoy this one as well. I felt a little deprived at the end thinking that the story could have continued longer. But, why ruin a good thing, right? I am in the process of reading Wifey now.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a really good book. I have read other books by Blume, and this one is another one of her fine works. It was hard to relate to her characters in this book, although they were truly timeless. I highly recomend this book for everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved this book. its not the best book ive ever read cuz there are so many great books out there, but this was really good
Guest More than 1 year ago
First of all I am hooked on Judy Blume again as an adult. Truthfully, I thought this was a slow start and some of the detail could of been spared.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After about 30 pages of snorting and not being able to believe how inane this book is, I put it down. Within the 1st 10 pages, Margo's male neighbor invites himself into her backyard, hops into her hot tub naked, passes out, and then Margo drags him back to his house. It is pretty crazy and after that the book didn't get any better. Very shallow and superficial story writing. Save your money and do not buy this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is not a must read, EVERYONE should not read this book, and to the person who stated that it would be good for the family...what kind of morals do you have? What are you teaching your children?!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very fascinating.Judy Blume books have always been good.It also shows good characteristics.And possibly great for the family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bet u have no children at all and u just want to look all like ur grown up or wharever. GET A LIFE!!!! Please take into consideration what i just wrote and act your age!!!!!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!! LOVE U!!!!!!!!!!!