No Happy Endings: A Memoir

Nora McInerny (Author)

Product Details

$16.98  $15.62
Dey Street Books
Publish Date
March 24, 2020
5.4 X 8.0 X 0.7 inches | 0.46 pounds

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About the Author

As the host of American Public Media's Gracie Award winning podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking, Nora McInerny brings empathy and wit to difficult subjects from gun control to sexual assault and the #MeToo movement. She is a contributor to,, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Buzzfeed,, Slate, and Vox, where she's often tapped for her essay pieces highlighting the emotional landscape and humor in complex topics, like the financial impacts of healthcare and grief in our digital age. She is the founder of the non-profit Still Kickin and the Hot Young Widows Club, an online group for people who have lost their significant other.


"No Happy Endings is the book for anyone who's fallen down and is trying to pick themselves back up again. An emotionally honest and thoughtful read."--Popsugar
"An alternately funny and wrenching (but mostly funny?) as well as brutally frank story of life after death."--Vogue
"This new book blends her forthright sense of humor, storytelling gifts, and astute observations--all set in addictive, caffeinated prose."--Minnesota Monthly
"It's a comforting read for those who have experienced losses, and an inspiring one for anyone looking to appreciate and see life from an exceptional angle."--Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Powerful... Everyone faces tragedy. McInerny shows you how to do it with strength and grace."--Booklist
"McInerny delivers a highly emotional--but not overly somber--story that will appeal to anyone who has suffered a significant loss and is seeking a path toward life's next chapter. Reflective and tender writing on finding new meanings and a different life after heartbreaking loss."--Kirkus Reviews