For generations of readers, Judith Viorst’s Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day is a benchmark book. Parents and children alike identify with the young boy whose day goes from bad to worse, and for all its humor the 1972 tale and its sequels examined some of the very real difficulties of growing up.
Viorst’s sharp observations about adulting—reflected in her series of decade-focused poetry books from It’s Hard To Be Hip Over 30 to Nearing 90—offer just as much fun and insights as her children’s stories. Join her as she shares her wry wisdom on such matters as aging, growth, and change; guilt and control; love, marriage, friendship, and parenting; and new definitions of happiness later in life.
Viorst’s book Nearing 90 and Other Comedies of Late Life (Simon & Schuster) is available for sale and signing.