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It's Okay to Laugh : (Crying Is Cool Too)
by Nora McInerny Purmort


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This story will compel you to both laugh and cry, just as the title promises. May we all bring Nora s honesty, passion and hope to our lives. Lena Dunham

comedy = tragedy + time/rose

Twenty-seven-year-old Nora McInerny Purmort bounced from boyfriend to dopey boyfriend until she met Aaron a charismatic art director and comic-book nerd who once made Nora laugh so hard she pulled a muscle.  Read more...


 
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Overview

This story will compel you to both laugh and cry, just as the title promises. May we all bring Nora s honesty, passion and hope to our lives. Lena Dunham

comedy = tragedy + time/rose

Twenty-seven-year-old Nora McInerny Purmort bounced from boyfriend to dopey boyfriend until she met Aaron a charismatic art director and comic-book nerd who once made Nora laugh so hard she pulled a muscle. When 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 Beyonce. 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. With It s Okay to Laugh, Nora puts a young, fresh twist on the subjects of mortality and resilience. What does it actually mean to live your one 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? In this deeply felt and deeply funny memoir, Nora gives her readers a true gift permission to struggle, permission to laugh, permission to tell the truth and know that everything will be okay. It s Okay to Laugh is 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.

This book is for people who have been through some shit

This is for people who aren t sure if they re saying or doing the right thing (you re not, but nobody is). This is for people who had their life turned upside down and just learned to live that way. For people who have laughed at a funeral or cried in a grocery store. This is for everyone who wondered what exactly they re supposed to be doing with their one wild and precious life. I don t actually have the answer, but if you find out, will you text me?"


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780062419378
  • ISBN-10: 0062419374
  • Publisher: Dey Street Books
  • Publish Date: May 2016
  • Page Count: 288


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