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Judith Viorst
Judith Viorst (born February 2, 1931) is an American author, newspaper journalist, and psychoanalysis researcher. She is perhaps best known for her children's literature, such as The Tenth Good Thing About Barney (about the death of a pet) and the Alexander series of short books. In the latter part of the 1970s, after two decades of writing for children and adults, Viorst turned to the study Freudian psychology. After six years of study at Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, in 1981 she became a research graduate affiliated with the institute. [edit] Children's literature Among Viorst's books for children is the "Alexander" series, whose narrator is a 5-year-old boy who lives with his parents and two brothers, Anthony and Nick—named for Viorst's own three sons. Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday Alexander, Who Is Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move I'll Fix Anthony Viorst's book "Sad Underwear" is a collection of poems that examines a wide variety of feelings and experiences from a child's point of view.

someday someone will bet that you can't name all fifty states
California, Mississippi
North and South Dakota.
New York, Jersey, Mexico and
Hampshir... [read poem]
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