Book Reviews of Smart Women

Smart Women
Smart Women
Author: Judy Blume
ISBN-13: 9780739404720
ISBN-10: 0739404725
Publication Date: 1983
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Book Type: Hardcover
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Excellent read! Judy Blume knows how to capture the attention of her readers. The characters of Smart Women are smartly developed and their lives are interesting.
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This story is about two divorced women trying to reinvent their lives while their teenage daughters look on with horror......and humor! If you loved Judy Blumes books growing up, you will not be disappointed in this terrific book about women in crises!
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As a devout fan of Judy Blume's adolescent books, I was enthused to finally dive into one of her adult novels. Even now, Blume manages to surprise me by flinging the doors of reality wide open. Smart Women is a quick, eye-opening, and fun read. The characters are relatable, and the plot flows smoothly with just enough excitement. Also, the natural dialogue and the easy-to-follow changes in perspective added a refreshing quality to the novel.

I recommend this book to all young adults who have a close-minded outlook on the world (like myself ;P) and to the adults who know all too well.
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I have always loved Judy Blume's writing. Some good characters and interesting relationships in here.
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Woman stuggling with all kinds of dilemmas with wit, humor and pathos as only woman can. Judy Blume at her best. SHe never fails to entertain. One of her best. GinaK
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Margo and B.B. are divorced mothers, libing in sun washed Colorado. They cope with it all, careers, loneliness, crises, new lovers, old lovers, their own and their childrens. Smart Women is tender and sexy, funny, sad and sweet, a stunning tour de force from the phenomenally successful Judy Blume.
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Excellent, quick read regarding friendships, relationships, divorce and children.
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I loved this book sooo much!!! It was one of the best ones I've read all year.
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I found this rather dull and boring ... rather like "peyton place" in print ...
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great summer read!
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I enjoyed Judy Blume books as a child and really enjoyed this one as well. Summer Sisters is another good adult book by Judy Blume.
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It was interesting to look back at the mid 1980's picture of women's choices. The world has changed a lot in many ways, and yet, women of any age will identify with one character or another in this book. Great read!
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Excellent!
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I loved her as a child and her books are still a wonderful read!
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Was ok, but I expected more from this author. The story seems half told.
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it is great book and keeps you reading to find out what will happen.
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I have come to enjoy the Judy Blume adult novels. My first read was Summer Sisters and I look forward to more.
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Easy read. Characters are fairly under-developed. Judy Blume is a great adolescent lit writer, but I am not sure she made a convincing transition to the adult lit world.
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Fluffy read from one of the great writers of teen lit
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Once you get past the 1980's references, this is a wonderful book about relationships, mother-daughter struggles and becoming happy with yourself. A fabulous read. Ms. Blume at her best.
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Ihave about 50 pages left to read and I started it yesterday very good book
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A good story of love and the facts of divorce, children and relationships.
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What a fun read- long- and awesome book!
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"Come back to the eighties in Boulder, Colorado. Soak in a hot tub. Concentrate on your career. Try to forget your divorce. Never mind that your teenage children find you hopeless. Try falling in love again...this time for real. Some things never change."

Great summer read!
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I loved Judy Blume\'s writing style even as a kid. These books that she wrote for adults had me just as drawn in. This one is about women and is a book you can definitely relate to the characters on. Couldn\'t put the book down and read it in one sitting.
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An adult romance by Judy Blume. Good!
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It's Judy Blume for grown ups. It's fun.
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This tender and hilarious story of a divorced woman, who falls in love with her best friend's ex-husband, is told from the point of view of both the adults and the adolescents, making for a deeply engaging read that crosses generations.
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Great read; thoroughly enjoyed it. Seems so real and honest.
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I loved this author as a kid and her adult books are just as good
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Funny and poingant.
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I'm going to say that I liked this book, because I have really liked other books by this author. But the truth is that I haven't read it yet. Somehow I ended up with 2 copies so I decided to put one back up on PBS.

From back cover: Come back to the eighties in Boulder, Colorado. Soak in a hot tub. Concentrate on your career. Try to forget your divorce. Never mind that your teenage children find you hopeless. Try falling in love again...this time for real. Some things never change.
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Easy read. Great Judy Blume book.
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This book was OK. I liked "Wifey" much better.
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Fluffy chick lit book. Good, fun read on a beach or vacation.
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Everybody loves Judy Blume!
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Come back to the eighties in Bolder, Colorado Soak in a hot tub. Concetrate on your career. Try to forget your divorce. Never mind your teenage children find you hopeless. Try falling in love again...this time for real. Some things never change.
Good book-but I liked "Wifey" better!
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I just started reading Judy Blume books. This one was a good story and I enjoyed reading it.
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Who knew Judy Blume could write anything better than "Super Fudge"? LOL This was an amazing story, full of passion, excellent read!
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I love Judy Blume - I love this book. :D
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Great Book! Judy Blume is one terrific Author.
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fast reading book; good to take on a trip
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from the back: Come back to the eighties in Boulder, Colorado. Soak in a hot tub. Concentrate on your career. Try to forget your divorce. Never mind that your teenage children find you hopeless. Try falling in love again...this time for real. Some things never change.
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Judy Blue was one of my favorites growing up!!! This is truly one of favorite "adult" books... Judy needs to write more adult books..... Took two days to read it.....
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From the back cover: Come back to the eighties in Boulder, Colorado. Soak in a hot tub. Concentrate on yoru career. Try to forget your divorce. Never mind that your teenage children find you hopeless. Try falling in love again...this time for real. Some things never change...
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First Pocket Books printing, March 1985. Read more at JudyBlume.com.

From the back cover:
Margo and B.B. are divorced mothers, living in sun-washed Colorado. They cope with it allcareers, loneliness, crises, new lovers, old loverstheir own and their children's.
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Not quite sure the title fits the book but it was a good read.
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Come back to the 80's in Boulder, Colorado. Soak in a hot tub. Concentrate on your career. Try to forget your divorce. Never mind that your teenage children find you hopeless.
Try falling in love again...this time for real. Some things never change.
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I haven't read this book yet because I have two of them. But I have read other Judy Blume books for adults and they have been great.
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Different cover that the picture
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Paper cover is missing, but book is in excellent condition