Judith Viorst is the author of eight collections of poetry
and five books of prose, including the bestseller Necessary
Losses and her comic novel, Murdering Mr. Monti.
In Necessary Losses, she explored how our lives are shaped
the various losses we experience -- from the loss of our
mothers' sheltering arms, to the loss of our impossible
expectations, to the loss of options and muscle tone as we
age, to the loss of loved ones in and out of season.
Now, in Imperfect Control, she shows us how our sense of
self and all our important relationships are colored by our
struggles over control; over wanting it and taking it,
loving it and fearing it, and figuring out when the time
has come to surrender it.
Viorst has also written twelve children's books, among them
the classic Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good,
Very Bad Day.
A graduate of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, she
is the recipient of various awards for her journalism and
She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, political
writer Milton Viorst. They have three sons.
Books:Alexander and the Wonderful, Marvelous, Excellent, Terrific Ninety Days, November 2007
I'm Too Young To Be Seventy: And Other Delusions, September 2005