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Author: Nora McInerny; Nora McInerny Purmort
Publisher: New York, NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow Publishers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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
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Genre/Form: Humor
Personal narratives
Biography
Named Person: Aaron Purmort; Nora McInerny Purmort
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nora McInerny; Nora McInerny Purmort
ISBN: 9780062419378 0062419374 9780062419385 0062419382
OCLC Number: 1049326592
Description: xiii, 281 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Lay off me, Mary --
Now --
Stories --
Brothers gotta hug --
Take the message to Garcia --
Where is my syllabus? --
iPhone therapy --
My eighties-sitcom dad --
Family (a story about juggalos and not my actual family, sorry siblings) --
A boy is why I moved to New York, and a boy is why I left --
How I met your father --
Please let me get what I want --
What to do when the person you love gets brain cancer (or any cancer) --
And also with you --
Sorry you dated me --
Slut --
The game --
My ex-boyfriend's ex-girlfriend --
Who should you marry? --
The most magical place on earth --
Hot young widows club --
A letter to the recruiter who emailed my husband a month after his death --
Life plans I've made since my husband died --
Quiet, Susan --
Madge --
It's a secret, so hush --
Immaculate conception --
Helpful advice for new mothers --
Everyone thinks their kid is the best but mine actually is --
Hoarder --
You're doing a good job --
Relationship porn (XXX, NSFW) --
Cool widow kind of wants to kiss someone --
Frenching in a van --
How you do it --
Please like me --
I don't want to make it look easy --
No --
Meanwhile, the world goes on --
Is he going to die soon? --
"The boy is mine" --
Welcome to Grey Gardens --
Petty crimes --
Lean in --
Just quit --
It's going to be okay (I think).
Other Titles: It is okay to laugh.
It's ok to laugh.
Responsibility: Nora McInerny Purmort.

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"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 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. 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."--Adapted from dust jacket.

When Purmort met Aaron-- a charismatic art director and comic-book nerd-- he 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. The obituary they wrote during Aaron's hospice care revealing his true identity as Spider-Man touched the nation. Here Purmont gives her readers a love letter to life, in all its messy glory.

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