Rosenthal more than kept her word; starting in the late 1990s, she regularly published at least a book a year, and sometimes three or four.
A dating ad
Rosenthal told of learning about her fatal diagnosis, and, in the form of a dating profile, offered tribute to Jason Brian Rosenthal.
Rosenthal was a Tufts University graduate who worked in advertising for several years before she had what she called a 'Mc Epiphany': She was with her kids at Mc Donald's when she promised herself that she would leave advertising and become a writer.
'She was such a bright light with a great sense of wonder. She loved words, ideas, connections.'She taught us that life’s seemingly small moments are not really small at all. She made short films and You Tube videos, gave TED talks and provided radio commentary for NPR, among others.
Amy’s final essay, written under the most difficult of circumstances — a love letter to her husband Jason — was the ultimate gift to him and also to the rest of us.'Fellow author John Green tweeted: 'She was a brilliant writer, and an even better friend.' A Chicago native and longtime resident, Rosenthal completed than more 30 books, including journals, memoirs and the best-selling picture stories 'Uni the Unicorn' and 'Duck! She also raised three children and had a flair for random acts of kindness, whether hanging dollar bills from a tree or leaving notes on ATM machines.'I do what feels right to me.
'Our young adult sons, Justin and Miles, often borrow his clothes.
Those who know him - or just happen to glance down at the gap between his dress slacks and dress shoes - know that he has a flair for fabulous socks.
In this fast-paced, social media-dependent world, we rely on the Internet for everything – from keeping in touch with old school friends and career networking to ordering takeaways and finding a cat-sitter for that weekend away.
So it only seems logical you would use the good old Internet for finding that special someone, too.
This is a man who, because he is always up early, surprises me every Sunday morning by making some kind of oddball smiley face out of items near the coffeepot: a spoon, a mug, a banana.''I am wrapping this up on Valentine's Day, and the most genuine, non-vase-oriented gift I can hope for is that the right person reads this, finds Jason, and another love story begins.''I have never been on Tinder, Bumble or e Harmony, but I'm going to create a general profile for Jason right here, based on my experience of coexisting in the same house with him for, like, 9,490 days.'Her 'incredibly handsome' husband is a lawyer and excellent cook who paints in his spare time, she wrote.
She described him as an 'absolutely wonderful father' to their three children Justin, 24, Miles, 22, and Paris, 19.
After the essay swept the internet, Jason penned an equally moving but brief public response to his wife.