Judith Viorst

Judith Viorst with childPhoto: Bobby Doherty/New York Magazine

February 2016

Poet & Author for Adults & Children of All Ages

Judith Viorst has had a broad sweeping career as a writer.  She has written extensively for both adults and children across the disciplines of poetry, fiction, non-fiction and theater.  She is known for her sense of humor.

As a poet, she has written eight charming books of age-related poetry for adults, including:  It’s Hard to Be Hip Over Thirty and Other Tragedies of Married Life; How Did I Get to Be 40 and Other Atrocities; and I’m Too Young to Be Seventy and Other Delusions.  Her nonfiction work for adults includes Necessary Losses, which was on The New York Times bestseller list for nearly two years.

For children, Ms. Viorst has written 17 books.  Some of her popular children’s titles are:  Sad Underwear and Other Complications (a book of poetry); I’ll Fix Anthony; and the beloved Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which has also been made into a movie and a musical that was commissioned by and performed at the Kennedy Center and (now theaters all over the country).

Ms. Viorst is a native of New Jersey and a graduate of Rutgers University and Washington Psychoanalytic Institute.  She currently lives in Washington, DC with her husband.  (And, she has three grown sons named Alexander, Anthony and Nick!)

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Watch an adorable interview of Ms. Viorst by a little girl named Zoey below.

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