Judith Viorst is the author of the beloved Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which has sold some four million copies; the Lulu books, including Lulu and the Brontosaurus; the New York Times bestseller Necessary Losses; four musicals; and poetry for children and young adults. Her most recent books of poetry include What Are You Glad About? What Are You Mad About? and Nearing Ninety.
[Viorst] has been chronicling her own life stages since she was in her 30s with arch and witty poetry collections. . . . Ms. Viorst is terrific on the evolution and contortions of sexual desire; like Nora Ephron she also nails the quotidian. --Penelope Green The New York Times Judith Viorst has always been the Magellan of Advancing Age, the Dr. Spock for Seniors, the doyenne of graceful depredation. Like all her previous 'decade' books, Viorst's Nearing Ninety illuminates my generation's ever-shrinking future with wisdom, grit, and laughter. --Letty Cottin Pogrebin, a founding editor of Ms. magazine and author of Getting Over Getting Older I have loved Judith Viorst for as long as I can remember. What a smart, charming, original and funny writer. Nearing Ninety is just lovely, sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, often touching, always wise and real. --Anne Lamott