Magers and Quinn Presents: Nora McInerny Purmort


Breathe easy, folks: Magers and Quinn Presents is back!

Nora McInerny Purmort visited the store in June to read from her heart-wrenching and hilarious (yeah, both) memoir, It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too).

Listen for Nora’s take on the glories of syllabus day, the miracle of IUI, and the weird things people say to you during a tragedy.



About It’s Okay to Laugh:
Twentysomething Nora McInerny Purmort bounced from boyfriend to boyfriend and job to job. Then she met Aaron, a charismatic art director and her kindred spirit. They just knew. When Aaron was diagnosed with a rare brain cancer, they refused to let it limit their love. They got engaged on Aaron’s hospital bed and married after his first surgery. They had a baby when he was on chemo. They shared an amazing summer filled with happiness and laughter. A few months later, Aaron died in Nora’s arms in another hospital bed. His wildly creative obituary, which they wrote together, touched the world. Now, Nora shares hysterical, moving, and painfully honest stories about her journey with Aaron. It’s OK to Laugh explores universal themes of love, marriage, work, (single) motherhood, and depression through her refreshingly frank viewpoint.