Judith Viorst





Judith Viorst

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in Newark, New Jersey, The United States
February 02, 1931

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Judith Viorst is the author of several works of fiction and non-fiction for children as well as adults. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, her most famous children's book, was first published in 1972 and has since sold over two million copies. Ms. Viorst received a B.A. in History from Rutgers University, and she is also a graduate of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute where she is a research affiliate. She began her career as a poet and has since completed six collections of poems for adults. Her first novel for adults, Murdering Mr. Monti, was published in 1994 and her most recent work of non-fiction, Imperfect Control, was published in January 1998 by Simon and Schuster. Her book Necessary Losses, published...more


Average rating: 4.20 · 122,292 ratings · 3,220 reviews · 56 distinct works · Similar authors
Alexander and the Terrible,...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 109,001 ratings — published 1972 — 42 editions
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Alexander, Who Used to Be R...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 4,701 ratings — published 1978 — 28 editions
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Necessary Losses: The Loves...
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 1,774 ratings — published 1986 — 18 editions
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Lulu and the Brontosaurus
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 1,623 ratings — published 2010 — 11 editions
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Alexander, Who's Not (Do Yo...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 1,091 ratings — published 1995 — 16 editions
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The Tenth Good Thing About ...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 603 ratings — published 1971 — 9 editions
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Lulu Walks the Dogs
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 562 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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If I Were in Charge of the ...
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 324 ratings — published 1981 — 5 editions
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My Mama Says There Aren't A...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 248 ratings — published 1973 — 7 editions
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Alexander and the Wonderful...
3.37 of 5 stars 3.37 avg rating — 251 ratings — published 2007 — 15 editions
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“Strength is the capacity to break a Hershey bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of the pieces.”
Judith Viorst, Love & Guilt & The Meaning Of Life, Etc

“I went to sleep with gum in my mouth and now there's gum in my hair and when I got out of bed this morning I tripped on the skateboard and by mistake I dropped my sweater in the sink while the water was running and I could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.”
Judith Viorst, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

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