Chicago author’s ‘dating profile’ for her own husband goes viral
A Chicago author fighting ovarian cancer who may not have long to live has offered up her husband in a tear-jerking essay: “If you’re looking for a dreamy, let’s-go-for-it travel companion, Jason is your man.”
Amy Krouse Rosenthal described her illness and her marriage in a “Modern Love” column published Friday in the New York Times entitled “You May Want to Marry My Husband.” It didn’t take long for her essay to go viral online.
Rosenthal, 51, wrote that she’s gone weeks without real food and falls asleep mid-sentence because of the morphine she needs. Despite feeling weak, she said she had to write the essay while she still could, because she wanted him to fall in love again after she is gone.
“He is a sharp dresser,” Rosenthal wrote. “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…