Happy(ish) Holidays from Terrible, Thanks for Asking

(Rochester, NY) – "Terrible, Thanks for Asking," says Nora McInerny after her husband Aaron died as she celebrated Thanksgiving with her family. Well ...maybe not "celebrated".  Actually, why would you do that? Try to be normal when clearly everything isn't? But every year, millions of people do the same thing during the holidays. In this second-annual holiday radio extravaganza, Terrible, Thanks for Asking host Nora McInerny will once again bedazzle this difficult time of year with humor, stories, and the very real realness of reality. Happy(ish) Holidays from Terrible, Thanks for Asking airs Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370.

Join Nora for a conversation about holiday missteps with memoirist Augusten Burroughs, enjoy cheer and some humbug from special guests, and stories from listeners about their worst holidays ever.

Nora McInerny is the Gracie Award-winning host of the hit podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking. The show asks people to give honest answers to the question "how are you...?" Because everyone wants to hear "fine", even when it clearly isn't. In 2011, Nora McInerny's boyfriend Aaron suffered a seizure. Which turned out to be brain cancer. Which turned out to be terminal. They got married a month later. Had a baby the next year. And they spent 3 years living the heck out of their vows. Then, Nora miscarried their second baby. Seven days later, her father died. And six weeks after that, Aaron was gone, too.

Nora documented this time in her life through her popular blog My Husband's Tumor. She turned Aaron's favorite tee shirt, and her own experience with the silence of suffering, into a non-profit called Still Kickin. Her memoir It's Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool, Too) was published by HarperCollins. Nora is a Contributing Editor for Elle.com, and a regular contributor to Cosmopolitan.com.


Pictured: Aaron, Nora and Ralph Purmort.
(Courtesy photo)

 


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