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Nora McInerny Recalls Living Life in the Face of Death

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In 2014, writer Nora McInerny had a year like few others: she miscarried a child, then lost her father and her husband to cancer. Those tragedies are the jumping off point for her new podcast “Terrible, Thanks for Asking,” a show about talking honestly — and with humor, too — about the painful things in life. Nora shares a story from her recent memoir, “It’s Okay to Laugh: (Crying Is Cool Too),” in the audio above.