On March 3, 2017, Amy Krouse Rosenthal penned a Modern Love column for the New York Times, You May Want to Marry My Husband. It appeared ten days before her death from ovarian cancer. Jason Rosenthal describes what came next, even as he struggled with her loss.
Wisely, Jason resists the impulse for melodramatic prose. His writing is simple, straightforward and perfect for this book ... Yes, My Wife is genuinely heartbreaking. But it is also heartwarming and, perhaps in an odd way, positive. There are people who go their entire lives without the kind of relationship Amy and Jason had. I’m certain they had no regrets. This is the first time I actually believed love means never having to say you’re sorry.
Rosenthal’s grief journey is expressed with candor, humor, and gratitude. Fans of Amy Krouse Rosenthal will want to know about the next phase of Jason’s life. Also recommended for readers either experiencing grief or wanting to understand how to support someone experiencing loss.