Just another reason not to clean your apartment.



Sadness, in Greenpoint.
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A man in Brooklyn accidentally gave away his wife's copy of Judy Blume's Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, which is bad enough. But the book also had special significance because it was a gift from the woman's mother. The husband posted a flyer around his neighborhood to try to appeal to any YA-reading good samaritans who might know the book's whereabouts. It says:

I accidentally gave this book away on Saturday July 25th in a box on the corner of Green & Franklin streets in Greenpoint. The 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. Please call or text 646-812-5430.

Now that this flyer is going viral, I wonder if the guy is getting a lot of prank calls saying, "I must, I must, I must increase my bust." It did get the attention of Judy Blume herself, who can't go back in time and stop the husband from making a mistake he can never take back, but did offer to send a signed copy of the book.

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Sources: New York Daily News | h/t The Cut