Celebrated author Judith Viorst has published her 12th book of poetry, Wait for Me: The Irritations and Consolations of a Long Marriage (Simon and Schuster) — a humorous look at the “peeves and pleasures” of a lifetime partnership. Viorst, who has been married to her husband, Milton, for 55 years, reflects on why we stay married and what we stay married in spite of, such as tripping over stray shoes or fuming at toenail clippings on the bathroom floor. Paired with charming full-color illustrations by Stephen Campbell, Viorst’s collection offers a poignant look at the reality of marriage and embraces it with wit, wisdom and affection. — E.E.B.
(American Jewish World, 1.1.16)