Maybe you caught this last week on Some Entertainment, but I had to share it here with my readers because the story is just amazing and confirms the fact that authors truly are rock stars! Also, it can't hurt to keep it going in hopes of locating the original lost book!
Basically, the story goes: the following is from the original post on Some Entertainment
A Brooklyn man accidentally gave away his wife's copy of Judy Blume's Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, which is bad enough. But the book also had special significance because it was a gift from the woman's mother. The husband posted a flyer around his neighborhood to try to appeal to any YA-reading good samaritans who might know the book's whereabouts. It says:
I accidentally gave this book away on Saturday July 25th in a box on the corner of Green & Franklin streets in Greenpoint. The book is extremely important to my wife. It was a keepsake from her mother and is irreplaceable. On the inside cover is a note that reads "Christmas 1991." If you happened to pick up this book can you please get in touch with me. Please call or text 646-812-5430.
Now that this flyer is going viral, I wonder if the guy is getting a lot of prank calls saying, "I must, I must, I must increase my bust." It did get the attention of Judy Blume herself, who can't go back in time and stop the husband from making a mistake he can never take back, but did offer to send a signed copy of the book.
The husband, who boldly identified himself to the Internet even after what he's done, was thankful.
If you know anything at all about the location of one specific copy of Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, please notify the authorities.
Who knows, maybe we will still locate this beloved copy for her eventually, but in the mean time Judy Blume has gone above and beyond to cushion the loss and to that I say, Judy Blume – You're My Hero!