Judith Viorst

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Date of Birth February 3, 1931
Place of Birth Newark, New Jersey
Age 89 years old
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Judith Viorst

Judith Viorst is an American writer, newspaper journalist, and psychoanalysis researcher. She is known for her humorous observational poetry and for her children's literature. This includes The Tenth Good Thing About Barney and the Alexander series of short picture books, which includes Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which has sold over two million copies. Viorst is a 1952 graduate of the Newark College of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. In 1968, Viorst signed the "Writers and Editors War Tax Protest" pledge, vowing to refuse tax payments in protest against the Vietnam War. In the latter part of the 1970s, after two decades of writing for children and adults, she turned to the study of Freudian psychology. In 1981, she became a research graduate at Washington Psychoanalytic Institute after six years of study.

Born: Judith Stahl, February 2, 1931, Newark, New Jersey
Nationality: American
Alma mater: Rutgers University
Notable works: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, The Tenth Good Thing About Barney
Notable awards: 2011 Foremother Award
Spouse: Milton Viorst
Children: 3
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About Judith Viorst

American author and journalist most well known for her children's book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

Before Fame

She attended Rutgers University in New Jersey and graduated in 1952.

Achievement

As an adult, she began studying Freudian psychology and became a researcher with the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute after six years of study.

Family Life

She married political writer Milton Viorst, and they had three sons.

Associations

Steve Carell was cast in the film adaptation of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

Information related to Judith Viorst

  • Children's poets
  • American psychology writers
  • Writers from Newark, New Jersey
  • Women science writers
  • American tax resisters
  • Writers from Washington, D.C.
  • Women columnists
  • Primetime Emmy Award winners
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Latest information about Judith Viorst updated on September 17, 2020.

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