June 17, 2013 12:00 PM

>UDY BLUME

This is the first feature film made from your books, and your son Larry directed it. Why pick Tiger Eyes, about a girl who loses her dad?

Oh, there was never any question that it would be Tiger Eyes. Larry and I, we talked for years. He knew that he wanted to be a filmmaker and always said, “This is the one.”

How was it collaborating?

We made a real conscious decision that if we did this together, it was going to work and it was going to be a good experience. And it was. It was so much fun!

I’m still holding out hope for a movie of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.

Margaret is a favorite. Who knew that was going to grow into something that everybody knew?

Especially the “I must increase my bust” chant.

I saw my breast surgeon yesterday. We were talking about the first time we met, when she looked at me and said, “A cups, right?” And I said, “Yeah! The exercises didn’t work for me!” She didn’t have a clue what I was talking about.

Did surviving breast cancer change the way you live?

I would like to tell you yes. I remember in the beginning saying, “No more stress [and] no more cupcakes.” But I love those Magnolia cupcakes!

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