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: 4.2 · 199,102 ratings · 5,949 reviews · 72 distinct worksSimilar authors
Alexander and the Terrible,...

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4.23 avg rating — 169,304 ratings — published 1972 — 51 editions
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Alexander, Who Used to Be R...

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4.14 avg rating — 7,032 ratings — published 1978 — 28 editions
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Lulu and the Brontosaurus

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3.99 avg rating — 4,015 ratings — published 2010 — 17 editions
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Necessary Losses: The Loves...

4.11 avg rating — 3,257 ratings — published 1986 — 29 editions
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Alexander, Who's Not (Do Yo...

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4.07 avg rating — 2,117 ratings — published 1995 — 18 editions
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Lulu's Mysterious Mission (...

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Lulu Walks the Dogs

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4.01 avg rating — 1,558 ratings — published 2012 — 12 editions
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The Tenth Good Thing About ...

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4.26 avg rating — 1,216 ratings — published 1971 — 10 editions
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If I Were in Charge of the ...

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4.12 avg rating — 648 ratings — published 1981 — 5 editions
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Alexander, Who's Trying His...

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3.32 avg rating — 326 ratings — published 2014 — 4 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 think I'll move to Australia.”
Judith Viorst, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

“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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