Jason and Paris Rosenthal
Sunday, June 21, 2020
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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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My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me: A Memoir
Dear Boy,: A Celebration of Cool, Clever, Compassionate You!
A personal note from Jason and Paris Rosenthal.
Sent June 23rd, following their Conversations with Authors session.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Book Passage community for tuning in to our Father’s Day virtual event. We know there were many ways you could have spent your time, so joining us and supporting this wonderful bookstore meant the world to us. This global pandemic has caused a huge shift in all of our lives. If you have gone through a loss during this time, we hope you found some value in our open discussion of the topics we discussed. We need to keep talking with one another about our personal stories and about the events of the day.
Here are some books Jason has on his nightstand:
- Until the End of Time by Brian Greene;
- Nobody Will Tell You This But Me by Bess Kalb;
- Finding Chika by Mitch Albom;
- Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind by Annika Harris, and, of course,
- Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s inimitable memoir, Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life.
As for Paris, some of her recent favorite books include:
- Am I There Yet? by Mari Andrew,
- Maybe You Should Talk To Someone by Lori Gottlieb,
- and anything written by John Green.
She recommends a few books that cover topics such as death, dying, loss, and finding meaning: From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty, When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalinithi, and Man’s Search For Meaning by Vicktor Frankl.
Jason and Paris