From the New York Times: Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Author and Filmmaker, Dies at 51
Earlier this month, Ms. Rosenthal published a piece in The New York Times titled, You May Want to Marry My Husband. Anyone who has faced cancer with a loved one, or indeed anyone with a pulse, cannot help but be moved reading that article, especially armed with the knowledge it is her last published work. But to celebrate her life and the gusto with which she lived it, I suggest listening to this 2012 conversation with Bob Edwards, a conversation held long before the diagnosis in 2015 that devastated the family, a conversation filled with joy and contemplation. From the introduction:
Best-selling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal has made a score of books for children. For the rest of us she’s made short videos you can see on YouTube. And though she says she’s on sabbatical, one suspects she’s making something else somewhere. For most of the next hour, she’s right here describing her missions—her connections with the universe-including the video called 17 things I made and the invitation to the general public to join her in a park and make an 18th thing. Rosenthal discusses creativity, getting something out of nothing, and why she does the things she does.
Script/roadmap included below.