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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (193 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Judith Viorst Narrator: Laural Merlington Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Judith Viorst's most adored book is undoubtedly the children's classic Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. In this new book, fans will recognize and be drawn to the Alexander they know and love: only now he's all grown up, with three kids of his own.

When Judith's son Alexander announces that he; his wife, Marla; their daughter, Olivia (age five); and their two sons, Isaac (age two) and Toby (four months); will be staying with her and her husband for 90 days while their house was being renovated, Judy doesn't know quite how to respond. I tried to think of it as a magnificent, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity not only to strengthen family ties and not only to really get to know the grandchildren, but also to further my personal growth while also achieving marital enrichment. She decides that she'll have to learn to let go of her excessive devotion to domestic neatness and adherence to carefully planned schedules.

As Judith's tightly run home turns into a high-octane madhouse of screaming grandkids, splattered floors, spilled milk, and tripped-over toys, she begins to understand that, despite the chaos, what she's been given truly is an amazing thing, an opportunity to know her children and grandchildren a little better than before, but also to reconnect with her husband as they hold hands, close their eyes, and wait patiently for move-out day.

When the Alexander Five make a final departure to their newly refurbished home, Judith realizes that Alexander's wonderful, marvelous, excellent, terrific 90 days might have been the greatest gift her son could have given her: the gift of discovering forgotten memories, making loving families, and a chance to live life a little more deeply.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Linda | 2/13/2014

    " This was a sweet, light read. It was fun to catch up on the grown up Alexander, who has to be one of my favorite characters ever (immortalized by his mother in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day as well as one or two other books for kids). This is emphatically NOT for kids (a fair amount of swearing and adult musings on relationships that would bore kids to tears), but it is an interesting look at the ties that bind. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Bella | 2/12/2014

    " thought it would have more substance "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Julie | 2/9/2014

    " I was a little disappointed. I loved the original "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" so I expected more. I also was drawn to the book because I have an adult daughter and her three children coming to spend the summer at our house - so I could relate to the premise, but Viorst also slipped in crass language along the way. I need to stick to books others have recommended personally. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rcity1 | 2/5/2014

    " This was cute, fun. I could relate. About a family who's married child with family moves in with them. "

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About the Author
Author Judith Viorst

Judith Viorst was born and brought up in New Jersey, graduated from Rutgers University, moved to Greenwich Village, and has lived in Washington, DC, since 1960, when she married Milton Viorst, a political writer. They have three sons and seven grandchildren. A 1981 graduate of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, Viorst writes in many different areas: science books; children’s picture books—including the beloved Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; adult fiction and nonfiction; poetry for children and adults; and musicals.