I don’t know Amy Krouse Rosenthal. But, like a lot of people in Chicago and now on the internet, I feel I do. She’s the author of last week’s devastating New York Times Modern Love essay, “You May Want To Marry My Husband,” a love letter to her husband, Jason, in the form of a personal ad, written as she dies from cancer.
Israeli playwright Anat Gov’s ‘Happy Ending depicts cancer in the unlikeliest way: comedy. After its debut, she died of the disease herself — but she wouldn’t want us to stop laughing.
Why would a rabbi discuss his own death in a Yom Kippur sermon? Jack Moline wanted to make his end-of-life wishes clear — and urged congregants to do the same.
Can death be funny? New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast combines both tragic and comic aspects of her parents’ demise in her new graphic memoir.