Jason and Paris Rosenthal

Sunday, June 21st,
7:00est/4:00pst

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Jason Rosenthal’s new release, My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me, is an inspiring memoir of life, love, loss, and new beginnings by the widower of bestselling children’s author and filmmaker Amy Krouse Rosenthal, whose last of act of love before her death was setting the stage for her husband’s life without her in the viral New York Times Modern Love column, “You May Want to Marry My Husband.”

Jason and Paris are co-authors of the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dear Boy, the #1 New York Times bestselling follow-up picture book to the #1 New York Times bestseller Dear Girl, co-written by Paris and her mother Amy Krouse Rosenthal.

Jason is also the board chair of the Amy Krouse Rosenthal Foundation, which supports childhood literacy and research in early detection of ovarian cancer. A lawyer, public speaker, and devoted father of three, he is passionate about helping others find ways to fill their blank space as he continues to fill his own. Jason resides in Chicago, a city he is proud to call home.

The cruelest irony of my life is that it took me losing my best friend, my wife of 26 years and the mother of my three children, to truly appreciate each and every day.

I know that sounds like a cliché, and it is, but it’s true”

–  Jason Rosenthal, My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me 

Jason Rosenthal’s My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me is an inspiring memoir of life, love, loss, and new beginnings by the widower of bestselling children’s author and filmmaker Amy Krouse Rosenthal, whose last of act of love before her death was setting the stage for her husband’s life without her in the viral New York Times Modern Love column, “You May Want to Marry My Husband.”

Jason is an author, foundation Board Chair, public speaker and lawyer. He is also the subject of an essay written by his wife, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, called You May Want to Marry My Husband that went viral and was read by millions of readers worldwide. His first book, written in collaboration with his daughter Paris called Dear Boy, debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list at #1. His response to Amy’s piece titled, My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me was published in 2018.

Amy died of ovarian cancer just 10 days after her article appeared in the Modern Love column of the New York Times. When his bride died of ovarian cancer after 26 years of marriage, Jason got in touch with real pain. He immediately reevaluated his life’s work. Now, he speaks publicly and writes about  issues related to processing grief and finding hope and joy amongst the pain.

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You’re sure to enjoy these Book Passage favorites:

My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me: A Memoir

My Wife Said

Dear Boy,: A Celebration of Cool, Clever, Compassionate You!

Dear Boy

Get ready to join Jason and Paris in conversation, Sunday June 21st.

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    Who are some of your favorite authors, whether fiction or non-fiction, and have they influenced your writing?

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    Jason, your late wife Amy wrote the Modern Love column before she died and we understand and applaud her gift of freedom for you to love again. We have heard of such things happening albeit not so publicly. Did you have any feelings of misgiving around her directives, or her desire to shape your future, after any relief you may have experienced at first? It’s probably in your book but are you willing to discuss this? I ask because I am very likely to pre-decease my younger partner. Thank you.