The widower who became nationally known after his wife wrote a New York Times ‘Modern Love’ column that went viral days before her death shares his insight about love, loss and living again in his new memoir.
Jason Rosenthal’s book My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me shares his experience after his wife, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, wrote the column “You May Want To Marry My Husband” which The New York Times published 10 days before she died. The essay illuminated her desire for Jason to move forward and find happiness after her death. It went viral and was read by more than 5 million, sparking a global conversation about love and loss.
In My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me, Jason describes what came next: his commitment to respect Amy’s wish, even as he struggled with her loss. Surveying his life before, with, and after Amy, Jason ruminates on love, the pain of watching a loved one suffer and what it means to heal.
Since Amy’s death, Jason carried on Amy’s legacy with a searing TED talk, The New York Times #1 bestselling book Dear Boy, which he wrote with his daughter, Paris Rosenthal. It encouraged boys to believe in themselves and be open with their feelings and is a companion to Dear Girl, which Paris wrote with her mother.
His new work is guaranteed to be far reaching to all who have suffered with grief, loss and the journey to healing.
The book is available through Harper Collins here: