Episode 36: Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret

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Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret

If there’s one book that’s been requested for the podcast time and time again by women of all ages, it’s Judy Blume’s Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. This 1970 novel has served as a kind of guidebook for girls preparing to navigate middle school, puberty, and all of the confusing things that come with them for the last four decades.

Joining Alli to talk all things religion and being a lady on Episode 36 is Emma Gray. Emma is a senior reporter focused on women’s issues at HuffPost and the author of A Girl’s Guide to Joining the Resistance: A Feminist Handbook on Fighting for Good. She is also the co-host of the Bachelor-themed podcast “Here to Make Friends,” which was named a “must-listen” by The Daily Dot. Follow Emma on Twitter @emmaladyrose and Instagram @emmaladyrose.


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Are You There God? book redesign has Judy Blume fans in an uproar” (Today, 2018)

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret remains a guide for puberty” (AV Club, 2017)

“If Are You There God? It’ s Me, Margaret Happened in 2014, Here’s What It Would Look Like” (Bustle, 2014)

“Judy Blume Grants Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret Screen Rights To James L. Brooks & Kelly Fremon Craig” (Deadline, 2018)

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