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Have you ever wondered about the people who made your favorite mug, shirt or chair? In Why Do We Have Things?, Rita Mehta of The American Edit and Erin Husted of Hackwith Design House interview the independent designers, artists, small business owners and creatives behind our favorite things.
Today’s guest is Nora McInerny Purmort, author of “It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too), a memoir written after Nora’s husband, Aaron, died from brain cancer. Nora, Erin, & Rita talk about Nora’s experiences writing the book, navigating social media – from hate follows to finding support through people you’d have never found otherwise, and Nora’s perspective on “things” – the reminders and memories she has of Aaron, why they matter, and, also, why they don’t.
Instead of a sponsor for today’s episode, we’re sponsoring Nora’s organization, Still Kicking. Thank you so much for listening and supporting our sponsors, which in turn allows us to share incredible stories and support really good people.
NOTES FROM THE SHOW
– It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too)
– My Husband’s Tumor
– When Breathe Becomes Air
– Mary Jo Hoffman podcast
– The Four Agreements
– Hot Young Widows Club
– Emily McDowell Empathy Cards
– Neal Jewelry
– Still Kickin