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Joining the ranks of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened and Carry On, Warrior, a fierce, hysterically funny memoir that reminds us that comedy equals tragedy plus time.

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 made mix tapes (and pancakes) into the wee hours of the morning. They finished each other’s sentences. 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 Okay to Laugh explores universal themes of love, marriage, work, (single) motherhood, and depression through her refreshingly frank viewpoint. A love letter to life, in all of its messy glory, and what it’s like to still be kickin’, It’s Okay to Laugh is like a long chat with a close friend over a cup of coffee (or chardonnay).

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It is funny, and it is sad, and it is real, and if you’ve ever been through anything in your life…you are going to love this book.”

    Jennifer Weiner, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Nora McInerny Purmort tells her personal story…The energy and passion with which she reads her story exudes the life and magic squeezed from her trials rather than the raw pain and sorrow. Her sarcastic wit is magnified through a strong, authentic delivery…This young mother is sure to captivate her listeners…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • “This gorgeous and insightful memoir holds up the lens to mortality and leaves us with a reminder to make every moment count and value what is truly precious: time—and laughter.”


  • “An emotional rollercoaster of the highest order…Equal parts heartwarming and hysterical.”


  • “Purmort manages to pull off a funny, never-morbid memoir largely about losing her husband to brain cancer…The permission-granting title is correct: it is okay to laugh.”


  • A Refinery29 Pick of Books Perfect for Your Summer Vacation
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
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