Nora McInerny

Apr 16, 2019

  Within months of each other, Nora McInerny was grief-stricken by the death of her husband, the death of her father, and miscarriage of her second child.  In her book No Happy Endings, the host of the American Public Media podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking describes how she faced the reality of being changed by loss without completely being defined by it.  

In a telephone interview with Joe Lee, McInerny shares the awkwardness of being a widow, the struggle of being a single mother, and finding love again not long after tragedy when she least expected it.  She brings humor to the toughest topics and uses her personal story of loss and grief to inspire others to move forward without completely letting go of the past.