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It's Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too)

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Joining the ranks of Let's Pretend This Never Happened and Carry On, Warrior, a fierce, hysterically funny memoir that reminds us that comedy equals tragedy plus time.

Twentysomething Nora McInerny Purmort bounced from boyfriend to boyfriend and job to job. Then she met Aaron, a charismatic art director and her kindred spirit. They made mixtapes (and pancakes) into the wee hours of the morning. They finished each other's sentences. They just knew.

When Aaron was diagnosed with a rare brain cancer, they refused to let it limit their love. They got engaged on Aaron's hospital bed and married after his first surgery. They had a baby when he was on chemo. They shared an amazing summer filled with happiness and laughter. A few months later, Aaron died in Nora's arms in another hospital bed. His wildly creative obituary, which they wrote together, touched the world.

Now Nora shares hysterical, moving, and painfully honest stories about her journey with Aaron. It's Okay to Laugh explores universal themes of love, marriage, work, (single) motherhood, and depression through her refreshingly frank viewpoint. A love letter to life in all of its messy glory and what it's like to still be kickin', It's Okay to Laugh is like a long chat with a close friend over a cup of coffee (or chardonnay).

©2016 Nora McInerny Purmort (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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A book about life

Nora is such a joy to listen to. I book full of relationship-goal level detail about her friendships, family and late husband, Aaron. A feel good yet reflective take on life’s hardships and the beauty that lies buried within them. A laugh and cry out loud sort of journey through her life before the wonderful “Terrible. Thanks for asking podcast.” and new relationship with Matty. I hope to one day be her best friend, but know that I would just end up copying everything she does!