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.READ MORE: Drug Trafficking Ring Shipped Cocaine To New York Inside Children's Lunch Boxes, Investigators Say
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.READ MORE: Nonprofits Now Have New Home In Brooklyn, Thanks To Transformation Of Bedford-Union Armory
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.MORE NEWS: Candidate Conversations: Curtis Sliwa
But despite the kind gesture from Blume of an autographed book, Ligon is hoping her original copy will be returned to her.