Wired ( LJ 8/84), Bob Woodward's detailed biography of the late comic actor John Belushi, had the cooperation of Belushi's wife and friends. Nevertheless, it was an imbalanced treatment, much to the anger of most concerned. Woodward failed to show the man so many loved behind the druggy, maniacal facade, or to explore why Belushi ended as he did. Now Belushi's wife, Judith, gives the more intimate portrait needed to understand this complex, troubled man. Using her own diaries and letters, and anecdotes from famous friends, she recalls her life with John from their meeting in sophomore year of high school. But more than that, this is a memoir of Judith herself, as she tries to understand what happened, to come to grips with her widowhood, and to find happiness again. The style is occasionally difficult (she switches back and forth in time), but this is an essential purchase for a balanced view of John Belushi, and publicity will be extensive.-- Rosellen Brewer, Monterey Cty. Free Libs., Seaside, Cal.