Nora McInerny

“Terrible, Thanks for Asking” is hosted by “notable widow” Nora McInerny. It’s a title she’s dubbed herself, given the bizarre number of tragedies that have surrounded in a short period of time. Spurred by the death of her father, then her husband from brain cancer six weeks after that, and the later miscarriage of her second child, Nora tackles grief with an honesty and irony you don’t often hear. She notes that as a culture we’re not really  allowed to give grieving a space. “We’re good at hiding it. Compartmentalizing it. Experiencing in private.”


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(And she’s Minnesotan, which I genuinely did not know until I started researching her and realized I knew who she was. Smash Up is not a Minnesota shill! 😉 )

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