Monday, March 13, 2017

A 2005 Conversation with Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Amy Krouse Rosenthal, the author of heartbreaking viral “Modern Love” essay that appeared in The New York Times earlier this month, died on Monday. The writer of adult and children’s books, had been battling ovarian cancer since 2015. She was 51.

Rosenthal published more than 30 books throughout her career, including the Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, published in 2005

Back on March 3, 2005 I had the opportunity to talk with Amy about Ordinary Life, and what it meant to live in the moment. It’s a phrase we take for granted now, but Amy was way ahead of the curve in understand what constituted a life well lived. In that book she reminded us that John Lennon was right when he said that "life is what happens while we're busy making other plans."

My 2005 conversation with Amy Krause Rosenthal: