It's Okay to Laugh

It's Okay to Laugh

(crying Is Cool, Too)

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When Nora's partner Aaron was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, they refused to let it limit their love. They got engaged on Aaron's hospital bed and had a baby boy while he was on chemo. In the period that followed, Nora and Aaron packed fifty years of marriage into the three they got, spending their time on what really matters: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, each other, and Beyoncé. A few months later, Aaron died in Nora's arms. The obituary they wrote during Aaron's hospice care revealing his true identity as Spider-Man touched the nation. A young, fresh twist on the subjects of mortality and resilience. What does it actually mean to live your wild and precious life to the fullest? How can a joyful marriage contain more sickness than health? How do you keep going when life kicks you in the junk? A love letter to life, in all its messy glory; it reads like a conversation with a close friend, and leaves a trail of glitter in its wake.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Dey Street Books, an Imprint of William Morrow Publishers,, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780062419385
Characteristics: xi, 281 pages ;,24 cm.

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Jan 29, 2017

I stumbled across this on the New Books shelf -- what a find! Nora's story is unbelievably sad but her writing style is so honest and hilarious, you can't help but keep reading. I found myself crying and laughing out loud in the SAME PARAGRAPH. The book is a little bit memoir combined with the tragic experiences of the last few years, and how the author dealt with grief and loss. If you enjoy the book, you will probably also like a podcast the author recently started called "Terrible, Thanks For Asking" -- really well done.

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