Judy Blume comes to the rescue of husband who threw out his wife’s treasured copy of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret

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Many women have a special place in their hearts for Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, Judy Blume’s classic pre-teen novel about a girl’s struggle with bras, periods, and, erm, religion. So one Brooklyn-based man knew he was in pretty hot water when he accidentally threw out his wife’s copy of the book. He posted signs around Greenpoint that read: “I accidentally gave this book away on Saturday July 25th in a box on the corner of Green and Franklin Streets in Greenpoint. The book is extremely important to my wife. It was a keepsake from her mother and is irreplaceable. On the inside cover is a note that reads ‘Christmas 1991.’ If you happened to pick up this book can you please get in touch with me.”

Somebody took an Instagram photo of the sign, and the post came to Blume’s attention. She graciously offered to help get the distraught husband out of the doghouse. “Oh no tragic!” Blume tweeted. “Will send signed copy. Not the same, I know. Let’s hope it saves the marriage. Not sure I can find that cover but will try.”

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