NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Judy Blume is a hero to countless girls for her honest portrayal of growing up, and she has become a hero to a Brooklyn husband for a very different reason.
It seems that the husband of Katie Ligon mistakenly put her copy of Blume’s 1970 young adult novel “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret,” in a box of items that were given away.
The Blume book had especially sentimental value, since it was a gift from Ligon’s late mother.
“It was the last book that I wanted to be in that freebie box,” Ligon said.
When Ligon’s husband, Lenny Lasek, realized what happened, he put fliers all over their Greenpoint, Brooklyn neighborhood.
And when the plea made its way to social media, it caught the eye of Blume 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.
— Judy Blume (@judyblume) July 30, 2015
Lasek tweeted back:
@judyblume I’m the terrible husband!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart…marriage saved!!!
— Leonard Lasek (@reddsauce) July 31, 2015
“At the time, it was pretty accurate, because I felt like a terrible husband,” Lasek said with a laugh as he sat next to his wife.
But despite the kind gesture from Blume of an autographed book, Ligon is hoping her original copy will be returned to her.