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    Jul 31, 2015

    After This Husband Lost His Wife's Judy Blume Book, The Author Saved The Day

    Judy's on the case.

    When Brooklyn resident Leonard Lasek recently cleaned out his apartment, he made a Huge Mistake.

    David Bertozzi / BuzzFeed

    He accidentally got rid of his wife's beloved copy of Judy Blume's Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.

    He put up fliers around the couple's neighborhood in hopes of finding the exact book. The flier reads:

    I accidentally gave this book away on Saturday July 25th in a box on the corner of Green & Franklin. This book is extremely important to my wife. It was a keepsake from her mother and is irreplaceable. On the inside cover is a note that reads "Christmas 1991." If you happened to pick up this book can you please get in touch with me.

    After the fliers circulated online, the story caught the attention of the author herself.

    Oh no tragic! Will send signed copy. Not the same, I know. Let's hope it saves the marriage. Not sure I can find that cover but will try.

    Blume wanted to make it a priority to get in touch with Lasek, even though she's traveling.

    Trying to make contact w/Husb who gave away wife's copy of "Margaret." Need snail mail address & wife's first name.

    Packing tonight. Leaving town in morning. But will check in regularly to follow story.

    And it looks like this husband might be out of the dog house because he's been in touch with Judy the Great.

    @judyblume I'm the terrible husband!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart...marriage saved!!!

    .@reddsauce-and you were just married! I take this as a good omen. Still think Katie's book will show up but I'm on the case. Flying today.

    "She may have to settle for a newer book, but I will sign it to her and write her a letter," Blume told the New York Daily News. "I love interacting with my readers, and I really hope this story has a happy ending.”

    David Bertozzi / BuzzFeed

    H/T The Cut

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