I’m excited to read the new book from Nora McInerny Purmort, It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too). You may have seen the headlines about her: she married her husband after his brain cancer diagnosis and they decided to have a child even though he was dying.
A book about cancer and death? Oh joy, right?
Yeah, Nora is freaking hilarious. I saw her speak a few months back and the whole place was laughing to tears. She’s one of these incredible people who can make us laugh in the face of cancer and death.
Sometimes we need to give cancer the ol’ middle finger.
The Pioneer Press has a great profile of Nora, and I just loved this section:
Grieving widow books are thriving, many offering some version of “God gave me strength and made me a better person.” Not Nora Purmort.
“I hate that sh–. I didn’t want to write that book,” she says. “I don’t think things happen for a reason, and it’s not nice to say this is God’s plan.”