Amy Krouse Rosenthal died on Monday, Mar. 13 from ovarian cancer. She gained notice after she wrote ‘You May Want To Marry My Husband’ and we’ve gathered up everything you need to know about her here.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal broke hearts everywhere with her touching “You May Want To Marry My Husband” in the New York Times under Modern Love sadly passed away after battling ovarian cancer on Monday, Mar. 13. Her friend and literary agent Amy Rennert, confirmed the tragic news to PEOPLE. “Everything Amy did was life and love affirming,” Rennert said in a statement to the mag. “She was such a bright light with a great sense of wonder. Amy loved her family. She loved words, ideas, connections.” We’ve gathered the five things you need to know about Amy here.
1.She wrote “You May Want To Marry My Husband” in the New York Times so he would find love after she passed.
“If you’re looking for a dreamy, let’s-go-for-it travel companion, Jason is your man. He also has an affinity for tiny things: taster spoons, little jars, a mini-sculpture of a couple sitting on a bench, which he presented to me as a reminder of how our family began,” she wrote about her husband Jason Brian Rosenthal. “I need to say this (and say it right) while I have a) your attention, and b) a pulse,” she joked in her piece that expressed her love for Jason and her hopes that he would find love again.
2. Amy was diagnosed with ovarian cancer on Sept. 5, 2015.
“I have been married to the most extraordinary man for 26 years. I was planning on at least another 26 together,” Amy explained until she went to the hospital thinking she had appendicitis only to discover she had ovarian cancer. This diagnosis spurred her to take in the time she had with family and friends and eventually write her “Marry My Husband” piece.
3. She’s was a super talented writer of children’s book and a memoir.
Any was a best-selling children’s book author and even wrote her memoir called Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal, which she released in August 2016. She’s wrote over 30 books over the course of her career including Uni The Unicorn, Little Pea, Spoon and Little Hoot.
4. She was the mom of three.
“Here is the kind of man Jason is: He showed up at our first pregnancy ultrasound with flowers,” she wrote. The couple had three children together: Justin, 24, Miles, 22, and Paris, 19. On the same day Jason and Amy had left the hospital after receiving her diagnosis, they would send their youngest off to college. “he day they learned what had been festering, is also the day they would have officially kicked off their empty-nestering. The youngest of their three children had just left for college,” Amy wrote and described him as a “wonderful father.”
5. Her symbol is a yellow umbrella.
Just look at her Instagram or her website, the yellow umbrella is everywhere! She even posed outside of The Strand bookstore in New York City where her book was displayed with yellow umbrellas, of course. It’s such a lovely sunny symbol that suited her perfectly.
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