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Nora McInerny

Humorist, Essayist, Podcast Host & Author of "It's Okay to Laugh: (Crying is Cool Too)"

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 Nora McInerny Biography

Nora McInerny is a writer, storyteller, and creator. A reluctant grief expert, she miscarried her second baby, lost her father to cancer, and lost her husband, Aaron, to a brain tumor within six weeks in 2014. Known for bringing heart and humor to tough topics, McInerny wrote the critically acclaimed memoirs It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too) and No Happy Endings; she writes essays for Elle, Cosmopolitan, TIME, Slate, and Vox. McInerny created the Hot Young Widows Club, hosts the award-winning podcast “Terrible, Thanks for Asking,” founded the nonprofit Still Kickin, and spoke on TED’s mainstage. She was voted Most Humorous by the Annunciation Catholic School Class of 1998.

Like most women in their 20s, Purmort bounced from boyfriend to boyfriend and job to job. Then one day she met Aaron, a charismatic Art Director in New York City. They were kindred spirits, making mix tapes (and pancakes) into the wee hours of the morning, finishing each other's sentences. They just knew. When Aaron was diagnosed with a serious form of brain cancer, they didn't let that hinder their courtship. They got engaged in Aaron's hospital bed and married right after his first brain surgery. They had a baby when he was on chemo and they shared an amazing summer filled with happiness and laughter. A few months later, Aaron died in her arms in another hospital bed. Aaron's widely creative obituary, which they wrote together, touched the world.

Purport explores universal themes of love, marriage, work, (single) motherhood, and depression through her refreshingly frank viewpoint. Her book It's Okay to Laugh, is a love letter to life, in all of its messy glory, and what it's like to still be kicking',

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Books
The Hot Young Widows Club: Lessons on Survival from the Front Lines of Grief (TED Books)

The Hot Young Widows Club: Lessons on Survival from the Front Lines of Grief (TED Books)

No Happy Endings: A Memoir

No Happy Endings: A Memoir

It's Okay to Laugh: (Crying Is Cool Too)

It's Okay to Laugh: (Crying Is Cool Too)

It's Okay to Laugh: (Crying Is Cool Too)

It's Okay to Laugh: (Crying Is Cool Too)

Speaking Topics
  • Speaking Topics


    • Humor, Grief and Loss (I’m a Widow, and Yeah, It’s Awkward and Often Humorous)
    • Making the Most of Your Life, Because Hi, We’re All Going to Die
    • Motherhood, Feminism and Being a Kickass Woman
    • Internet, Storytelling and Personal Narrative
    • Non-Profit Organization and Entrepreneurship: Finding Meaning in Work
    • Cancer, Brain Cancer, Death and Dying

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Nora McInerny

Humorist, Essayist, Podcast Host & Author of "It's Okay to Laugh: (Crying is Cool Too)"

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Nora McInerny Biography

Nora McInerny is a writer, storyteller, and creator. A reluctant grief expert, she miscarried her second baby, lost her father to cancer, and lost her husband, Aaron, to a brain tumor within six weeks in 2014. Known for bringing heart and humor to tough topics, McInerny wrote the critically acclaimed memoirs It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too) and No Happy Endings; she writes essays for Elle, Cosmopolitan, TIME, Slate, and Vox. McInerny created the Hot Young Widows Club, hosts the award-winning podcast “Terrible, Thanks for Asking,” founded the nonprofit Still Kickin, and spoke on TED’s mainstage. She was voted Most Humorous by the Annunciation Catholic School Class of 1998.

Like most women in their 20s, Purmort bounced from boyfriend to boyfriend and job to job. Then one day she met Aaron, a charismatic Art Director in New York City. They were kindred spirits, making mix tapes (and pancakes) into the wee hours of the morning, finishing each other's sentences. They just knew. When Aaron was diagnosed with a serious form of brain cancer, they didn't let that hinder their courtship. They got engaged in Aaron's hospital bed and married right after his first brain surgery. They had a baby when he was on chemo and they shared an amazing summer filled with happiness and laughter. A few months later, Aaron died in her arms in another hospital bed. Aaron's widely creative obituary, which they wrote together, touched the world.

Purport explores universal themes of love, marriage, work, (single) motherhood, and depression through her refreshingly frank viewpoint. Her book It's Okay to Laugh, is a love letter to life, in all of its messy glory, and what it's like to still be kicking',

Nora McInerny Videos

  • Be better than fine | Nora McInerny | TEDxMinneapolisWomen ...
    Mar 13, 2018 ... In 2014 writer, podcast host and non-profit founder, Nora McInerny, miscarried her second baby, lost her Dad to esophageal cancer...
  • It's Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too) - Nora McInerny - YouTube
    Jan 12, 2018 ... A reluctant grief expert and “notable widow” (her words), Nora McInerny miscarried her second baby, lost her Dad to cancer and...
  • Nora McInerny Purmort: Timing Is Nothing At All

Nora McInerny Books

Speaker Lists Featuring Nora McInerny

Nora McInerny Speaking Topics

  • Speaking Topics


    • Humor, Grief and Loss (I’m a Widow, and Yeah, It’s Awkward and Often Humorous)
    • Making the Most of Your Life, Because Hi, We’re All Going to Die
    • Motherhood, Feminism and Being a Kickass Woman
    • Internet, Storytelling and Personal Narrative
    • Non-Profit Organization and Entrepreneurship: Finding Meaning in Work
    • Cancer, Brain Cancer, Death and Dying

FAQs on booking Nora McInerny

  • How to book Nora McInerny?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Nora McInerny for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Nora McInerny, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Nora McInerny or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Nora McInerny?

    Booking fees for Nora McInerny, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Nora McInerny, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Nora McInerny?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Nora McInerny for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Nora McInerny for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Nora McInerny or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Nora McInerny or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Nora McInerny is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Nora McInerny for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Nora McInerny generally travels from Minneapolis, MN, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Shannon Miller, J.R. Martinez, Amy Robach, Yael Cohen Braun and Tig Notaro. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Nora McInerny for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Nora McInerny Speaker Videos

  • Be better than fine | Nora McInerny | TEDxMinneapolisWomen ...
    Mar 13, 2018 ... In 2014 writer, podcast host and non-profit founder, Nora McInerny, miscarried her second baby, lost her Dad to esophageal cancer and her ...
    It's Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too) - Nora McInerny - YouTube
    Jan 12, 2018 ... A reluctant grief expert and “notable widow” (her words), Nora McInerny miscarried her second baby, lost her Dad to cancer and also lost her ...
  • Nora McInerny Purmort: Timing Is Nothing At All

Nora McInerny Speaking Topics

  • Speaking Topics


    • Humor, Grief and Loss (I’m a Widow, and Yeah, It’s Awkward and Often Humorous)
    • Making the Most of Your Life, Because Hi, We’re All Going to Die
    • Motherhood, Feminism and Being a Kickass Woman
    • Internet, Storytelling and Personal Narrative
    • Non-Profit Organization and Entrepreneurship: Finding Meaning in Work
    • Cancer, Brain Cancer, Death and Dying

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