March 13, 2017

The author of "You May Want to Marry My Husband" has died.

Here's the NYT obituary.

Here's where we talked about "You May Want to Marry My Husband" (10 days ago). I said:
An excellent title for an excellent essay (in the NYT) by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. AKR is an author who is dying of ovarian cancer after 26 years of marriage to a man she finds a bright, humorous way to tell us about.


EDH said...

Plus, he may become rich if he decides to jump on the talcum powder lawsuit bandwagon.

Morgan & Morgan is reviewing claims on behalf of women who developed ovarian cancer after using talcum or baby powder near the genitals.

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Etienne said...
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Michael K said...

Years ago, when I was still in practice, I had a patient, a young woman about 40 who was dying of renal cell cancer.

She spent her waking hours making a set of audio tapes for her children who were 10 and under. She had quite a collection of tapes by the time she died.

I hope they listened to all of them.

Trumpit said...

NO, I don't want to marry her husband. The bad thing is that I never got the chance to tell her.

On Youtube today, I saw a pure white Husky (I knew that German Shepards can be all white) with glowing blue eyes. Those eyes were to die for. But dogs are too much of a hassle to take care of; they're so needy. Cats are the way to go, if I can find one that doesn't shed. Cats are so different from dogs, but just as cool, and so much more independent.

Michael K said...

"But dogs are too much of a hassle to take care of; they're so needy. "

Dogs give unquestioning love in return.

RigelDog said...

By the grace of God I do not and have not yet had a serious health problem, and yet I already have a possible replacement wife lined up for my husband. He is the kind of guy who really needs a companion and yet he would be unlikely to leave his comfort zone to date if I predecease him. I have told my best friend that if a mutual acquaintance of ours, "Jane," is still single if my husband is single, my friend should make some efforts to get them together.

glenn said...

The tapes for the kids story has to be the post of the day.

glenn said...

When I met my wife 54 years ago I saw her incredible eyes and it was like getting hit with a hammer. We've been through cancer (mine) and a whole host of other stuff. And done pretty much everything a young couple could dream of doing If I go first I really hope she hits somebody else with those brown/gold/green lasers. He will be the second luckiest guy on planet earth. PS. Can she cook!!!

Bay Area Guy said...

Very sad. That was a genuinely decent essay by a nice wife, who loved her husband.

Myself, I'm not too afraid of dying. But I am afraid of not living an emotionally and intellectually fulfilled life. I think I have, but who knows.

If I get struck with cancer, maybe the fear will finally resonate with me. In the meantime, long walks with the dog, wine with the missus, Friday Night Football with the kids, is basically all I need!

Fred Rawlings said...

God Bless that sweet person