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Judith Viorst

5 out of 5

Poet, Writer & Children's Author

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 Judith Viorst Biography

Judith Viorst was born and raised in New Jersey. She received a BA in history from Rutgers University, and in 1981, after six years of study, she graduated from the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute.

Viorst is the author of eight collections of poems for adults: The Village Square; It’s Hard to Be Hip Over Thirty and Other Tragedies of Married Life; People and Other Aggravations; How Did I Get to Be 40 and Other Atrocities; When Did I Stop Being 20 and Other Injustices; Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations; Suddenly Sixty and Other Shocks of Later Life, and I’m Too Young to Be Seventy and Other Delusions. She has also written You’re Officially a Grown-Up: The Graduate’s Guide to Freedom, Responsibility, Happiness and Personal Hygiene; a novel, Murdering Mr. Monti, and five non-fiction books: Yes, Married; Love & Guilt & The Meaning of Life, Etc. ; Necessary Losses, which was on The New York Times bestseller list for almost two years; its companion volume, Imperfect Control; and Grown-Up Marriage. In addition she wrote a column in Redbook for over 25 years.

Viorst is the author of 17 books for children: Sunday Morning; I’ll Fix Anthony; Try It Again, Sam; Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; The Tenth Good Thing About Barney; My Mama Says There Aren’t Any Zombies, Ghosts, Vampires, Creatures, Demons, Monsters, Fiends, Goblins, or Things; Rosie and Michael; Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday; If I Were In Charge of The World and Other Worries; The Good-bye Book; Earrings! ; The Alphabet From Z to A; Sad Underwear and Other Complications; Alexander, Who’s Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move; Absolutely, Positively Alexander, a collection of the three Alexander stories; Super-Completely and Totally the Messiest, and Just in Case.

Many of her books, for adults as well as for children, have been published abroad. Several of her children’s books have been made into short films.

Viorst lectures widely on a variety of topics, ranging from loss and growth to children’s literature and the subject of control. Her poetry has been read in performance by Anne Bancroft, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontaine, Ann Jackson and Eli Wallach. Her musical, Love & Shrimp, starring Eileen Barnett, Bonnie Franklin and Mariette Hartley, has been performed in Los Angeles, New York, and other cities. A musical version of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, with the play and lyrics written by Viorst and music by Shelley Markham, was commissioned by and performed at the Kennedy Center and now appears at theaters all over the country. A second children’s musical, Alexander, Who’s Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move, also with play and lyrics by Viorst and music by Shelley Markham, was commissioned by and performed at the Kennedy Center and is currently touring the country.

Viorst resides in Washington, DC, with her husband, Milton, who is the author of several critically acclaimed political books.

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Speaking Topics
  • For Peace of Mind, Resign as General Manager of the Universe

  • From Single to Sixty

  • Necessary Losses

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Judith Viorst

5 out of 5

Poet, Writer & Children's Author

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Judith Viorst Biography

Judith Viorst was born and raised in New Jersey. She received a BA in history from Rutgers University, and in 1981, after six years of study, she graduated from the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute.

Viorst is the author of eight collections of poems for adults: The Village Square; It’s Hard to Be Hip Over Thirty and Other Tragedies of Married Life; People and Other Aggravations; How Did I Get to Be 40 and Other Atrocities; When Did I Stop Being 20 and Other Injustices; Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations; Suddenly Sixty and Other Shocks of Later Life, and I’m Too Young to Be Seventy and Other Delusions. She has also written You’re Officially a Grown-Up: The Graduate’s Guide to Freedom, Responsibility, Happiness and Personal Hygiene; a novel, Murdering Mr. Monti, and five non-fiction books: Yes, Married; Love & Guilt & The Meaning of Life, Etc. ; Necessary Losses, which was on The New York Times bestseller list for almost two years; its companion volume, Imperfect Control; and Grown-Up Marriage. In addition she wrote a column in Redbook for over 25 years.

Viorst is the author of 17 books for children: Sunday Morning; I’ll Fix Anthony; Try It Again, Sam; Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; The Tenth Good Thing About Barney; My Mama Says There Aren’t Any Zombies, Ghosts, Vampires, Creatures, Demons, Monsters, Fiends, Goblins, or Things; Rosie and Michael; Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday; If I Were In Charge of The World and Other Worries; The Good-bye Book; Earrings! ; The Alphabet From Z to A; Sad Underwear and Other Complications; Alexander, Who’s Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move; Absolutely, Positively Alexander, a collection of the three Alexander stories; Super-Completely and Totally the Messiest, and Just in Case.

Many of her books, for adults as well as for children, have been published abroad. Several of her children’s books have been made into short films.

Viorst lectures widely on a variety of topics, ranging from loss and growth to children’s literature and the subject of control. Her poetry has been read in performance by Anne Bancroft, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontaine, Ann Jackson and Eli Wallach. Her musical, Love & Shrimp, starring Eileen Barnett, Bonnie Franklin and Mariette Hartley, has been performed in Los Angeles, New York, and other cities. A musical version of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, with the play and lyrics written by Viorst and music by Shelley Markham, was commissioned by and performed at the Kennedy Center and now appears at theaters all over the country. A second children’s musical, Alexander, Who’s Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move, also with play and lyrics by Viorst and music by Shelley Markham, was commissioned by and performed at the Kennedy Center and is currently touring the country.

Viorst resides in Washington, DC, with her husband, Milton, who is the author of several critically acclaimed political books.

Judith Viorst Videos

  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by ...
  • Be inspired by Judith Viorst, who is UNEXPECTEDLY EIGHTY ...
  • Goucher College Commencement 2013 - Judith Viorst - YouTube

Judith Viorst Books

Judith Viorst Speaking Topics

  • For Peace of Mind, Resign as General Manager of the Universe

  • From Single to Sixty

  • Necessary Losses

FAQs on booking Judith Viorst

  • How to book Judith Viorst?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Judith Viorst for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Judith Viorst, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Judith Viorst or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Judith Viorst?

    Booking fees for Judith Viorst, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Judith Viorst, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Judith Viorst?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Judith Viorst for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Judith Viorst for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Judith Viorst or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Judith Viorst or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Judith Viorst is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Judith Viorst for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Judith Viorst generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Iris Krasnow, Erin Gruwell, Rosalind Wiseman, Rachel Simmons and Linda Ellerbee. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Judith Viorst for an upcoming event.

Judith Viorst Speaker Videos

  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by ...
    Be inspired by Judith Viorst, who is UNEXPECTEDLY EIGHTY ...
  • Goucher College Commencement 2013 - Judith Viorst - YouTube

Judith Viorst Speaking Topics

  • For Peace of Mind, Resign as General Manager of the Universe

  • From Single to Sixty

  • Necessary Losses

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