Win It: Signed Copy Of “In The Unlikely Event” By Judy Blume

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Earlier this month, our co-founder Cynthia Hornig had the great pleasure of meeting one of America’s most beloved and best-selling authors, THE Judy Blume, and she left with a piece of the special experience to share with WYSK readers. So now’s your chance to win a signed copy of the newly released, In the Unlikely Event, Judy’s first book for adults in over 15 years.

In her highly anticipated new novel, Judy creates a richly textured and moving story of three generations of families, friends and strangers, whose lives are profoundly changed by unexpected events. Here’s the story synopsis…

In 1987, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life. Thirty-five years earlier, when Miri was fifteen, and in love for the first time, a succession of airplanes fell from the sky, leaving a community reeling. Against this backdrop of actual events that Blume experienced in the early 1950s, when airline travel was new and exciting and everyone dreamed of going somewhere, she paints a vivid portrait of a particular time and place—Nat King Cole singing “Unforgettable,” Elizabeth Taylor haircuts, young (and not-so-young) love, explosive friendships, A-bomb hysteria, rumors of Communist threat. And a young journalist who makes his name reporting tragedy. Through it all, one generation reminds another that life goes on.


More than 80 million copies of Judy Blume’s books have been sold, and her work has been translated into thirty-one languages.

Enter To Win… Right Here, Right Now!

There is ONLY one way to enter to win… just leave a comment on this post. We’ve got one signed copy of In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume up for grabs.

One entry per person. Open to U.S. residents only. Giveaway entries must be posted in the comments section below by Monday, July 6, 2015 at 12:01 am (EST). One winner will be selected at random and notified by email.

If selected winner does not claim prize within 30 days of being notified, a new winner will be selected.

*** This Giveaway Is Now Closed To Entries ***

  • Sara Blumenthal-Hender

    I would love to win this book. Judy Blume shaped my adolescence!
    Thank you!
    *fingers crossed*

  • Angela Bozic

    Judy Blume’s books made such an impression on me in my youth. I am rediscovering their magic and life lessons as I re-read them to my children. Every night before bed we read several chapters together. The tales ignite such a wonder in their eyes! Thank you Judy for sharing your imagination with us!

  • rwodaski

    Great idea – love Judy Blume’s work for all ages. 🙂

  • Kristen

    So many of us couldn’t imagine our childhoods without Judy Blume…

  • MsLeah

    I’ve heard quite a bit about her, sorry to say I have not read any of her material, yet.

  • Kennedy

    I remember reading some of her books when I was in elementary school! Superfudge and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing were always favorites of mine. I would love to see what she has for adult readers. :))

  • Paula Futrell

    Always a favorite author for students through my years as school librarian. Our book group wants to read her newest for adults.

  • Prish Schoie

    when I was a teenager I read all the Judy Blume books, I’m lucky enough to have copies of the books at home for my daughter. I would love to have a copy of the new story to continue my series

  • vickilpena

    Love her books!

  • Shandi rine

    would love to win this. it’s been years since i’ve read judy blume but i have always loved her!

  • libertygrl

    Would love to win her new book, have missed her.

  • Jennifer Ohman-Dusek

    Grew up on Judy Blume! Ready to introduce my daughter to Are You There… Would love to win this new read 🙂

  • Tina14

    I’ve loved Judy Blume books for so many years!

  • Rachel Mohl Abrahams

    She was my favorite author when I was growing up…

  • Cassandra Jane Parkin

    Judy Blume got my friends and me through adolescence! I would love to win her new book.

  • Dulcie Sherve

    Love Judy Blume!

  • Mirya

    Can’t wait to read this!

  • Ana Z

    Would love this!!

  • Erin Drew

    “We must, we must, we must increase our bust!” – My favorite JB line

  • Angeliqe

    Yay for new books! I can’t wait for this one to come out!

  • Laura Wonacott Asiala

    Are you there Judy? It’s me, Laura. And thank you for ALL of it!

  • Leslee Ijames

    What an amazing gift this would be!!!

  • Kelly Robertson

    I can’t wait to read this book!

  • DeAdra Walker

    So so excited for this book!

  • Kathy Harrison Stutzman

    This looks like a great book!

  • Andi Enns

    So excited. Judy Blume is my favorite author!

  • Jessica Robertson

    Can’t Wait!

  • Rima

    I still remember carrying around a copy of Tiger Eyes everywhere I went, just in case I got a chance to read a little. I STILL want to go to the Grand Canyon.

  • Wendy Kalman

    Would love to read this, it’s been far too long since I read a Judy Blume book!

  • Irish Yankee

    I read all of Judy Blume books as a pre-teen and teen, now I am sharing the books with my students. Her books are timeless. I would love to have an autographed copy of a Judy Blume book.

  • Susan Rodriguez

    I grew up with Judy Blume books! I can’t wait to read this one! It’s been too long!

  • Jennifer Cheek Michael

    I wore out my school’s copies of Judy’s books when I was younger; They didn’t mind 🙂

  • Rebecka Puza

    I wasn’t allowed to read Judy Blume when I was a kid. Probably too old for the kids’ books, but would love to read an adult book!

  • Mary Vlgmn

    I love Judy Blume, and I love your page. Thanks for all that you do! (:

  • Deanna

    Love Judy Blume and would love to have a copy of her new book!

  • Tori

    I would love this copy!!!

  • chachatiff

    Judy Blume saved my childhood! Her stories were my escape; my other life. I’m looking forward to reading her newest book. Made my heart leap!

  • BJ Platt

    I am looking forward to reading the new book!

  • Shannon Decker

    I enjoyed Judy Blume’s books as a teenager. I would a copy of her latest book.

  • JPGal

    When I was growing up, there was no one like Judy Blume. I remember reading her books late into the night when the rest of the family was sleeping. I can’t wait to read her new novel!

  • Wendy I am.

    I can’t even imagine childhood without Judy Blume. I have passed all of my books on to my nieces and they love her as much as I do. Her writings are truly something special.

    I am beyond excited for a new book!

  • Christa Tipton

    I must, I must, I must increase my bust! (Unfortunately for me, it worked!) Take it back!

  • April Hauck

    Judy spoke such wisdom into my young years. Now I’m almost 40. I need her in my middle years.

  • phenominal1969

    How many generations of women needed Judy Blume? Love that kids are still reading her

  • Jenny

    Love Judy Blume!

  • erinbinek

    Love her!!

  • Tim

    I just added this to my ‘to-read’ list. Winning a copy would make me smile. 🙂

  • karen b

    oh, i want to read this one! thanks for the opportunity! 🙂

  • Carol Witter

    Can’t wait to read this book!

  • paula wallace

    Would love this

  • Valerie Farrell

    Love Judy Blume.

  • Karin and Justin Wall

    I have been a lifetime fan of Judy Blume! I would love this.

  • Eva Taylor

    Been a fan since I was a kid! Would love one of these!

  • Luisa Ballesteros

    She was one of my favorite childhood authors, it was because of women like her that I read as a child and still enjoy books. I didn’t know she wrote an adult book, so now I know which book to buy next!

  • Alyssa Cianfichi

    I would absolutely love this! Crossing my fingers.

  • Erin Herndobler

    Pick me! Pick me! Judy Blume is one of the authors on my summer reading list. 🙂

  • Pamela Buzzard

    This would be so awesome!

  • Ris Jenkins

    Submitting me entry.

  • CC

    One of my all-time favorite authors! I can’t wait to read this book. I know it will leave a mark just as all her other books have.

  • ravyn

    That needs to be on my TBR pile.

  • Stacie Swiler Zeien

    When I was young, I spent a few summers reading and re-readingJudy Blume books checked out from the town library. Would be fun to re-discover her as an adult!

  • Pamela Holder

    Such a favorite author of everyone’s! I’m looking forward to reading the new work.

  • Taani Rose

    EEEP must read! have loved Judy Blume books all my life

  • Mel DuPont

    Count me in! Congratulations on the new book, Judy!

  • Pat Hunter-Williams

    Mahalo Judy Blume for continuing to write – AND – for your continued efforts against censorship (for those that don’t know, Judy’s books are always on the American Library Association’s list of most frequently complained about books and those that people try to have removed from libraries!)
    Would cherish a signed book from THE Judy Blume! Grew up reading her books; read her books to my classes; and now happy to report that I’m introducing my mo’opuna (grandchildren) to her books!

  • Deanna Michelle

    Judy, you’ve been helping me grow and feel and think for more than 30 years. Thank you.

  • Jennifer Dawkins

    Super excited to read this… Thinking I will re read some of the others for a fun trip down memory lane !

  • Cori

    I loved Judy Blume’s books as a kid, and I didn’t even know she wrote for adults. My kindle is definitely getting some new content.

  • Ashlyn Karst

    Judy Blume was one of my favorite authors as a kid; I can’t wait to read her new book!

  • Angela Sue Zonfrello

    Would be an amazing addition to my collection!!

  • Linda C.

    Can’t wait to read this book.