Author Who Wrote Dating Profile For Husband Dies of Cancer

A children’s book author who wrote a dating profile for her husband as she battled cancer has passed. In case you missed it, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, author of books like “Uni the Unicorn,” and “Duck! Rabbit!,” lost her battle with ovarian cancer this past Monday at the age of 51.

Rosenthal made headlines earlier this month when she wrote a column in “The New York Times” encouraging women to date her husband, Jason, after she was gone. In the column, titled “You May Want To Marry My Husband,” Rosenthal listed all of Jason's good traits, saying he was a “sharp dresser,” and “is fit and enjoys keeping in shape.” “I want more time with Jason. I want more time with my children. I want more time sipping martinis at the Green Mill Jazz Club on Thursday nights,” she wrote. “But that is not going to happen. I probably have only a few days left being a person on this planet."

"[She] was the most life-affirming person, and love-affirming person," Rosenthal's longtime literary agent, Amy Rennert, said following news of her death. She added “Amy's final essay, written under the most difficult of circumstances, a love letter to her husband Jason, was the ultimate gift to him and also to the rest of us. She leaves behind a legacy of love and beauty and kindness.” 

Source: Us Weekly

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