DYING WRITER SOUGHT WIFE FOR HUSBAND
AMERICAN writer Amy Krouse Rosenthal also died from cancer this week.
Ms Rosenthal, who was 51 and had been suffering from ovarian cancer since 2015, caused an international sensation earlier this month when the New York Times published her column entitled “You May Want To Marry My Husband”.
In the piece, written in the form of a dating profile, she set out the qualities of her husband, Jason, saying she hoped “the right person reads this, finds Jason, and another love story begins”. The article was widely republished and praised.
“I want more time with Jason,” she wrote. “I want more time with my children. I want more time sipping martinis at the Green Mill Jazz Club on Thursday nights. But that is not going to happen. I probably have only a few days left being a person on this planet.”
Ms Rosenthal wrote 28 children’s picture books and two memoirs, as well as delivering TED (Technology, Entertainment Design) talks and producing short films.