Those who are familiar with children’s books have certainly come across a book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Amy was known as a writer, filmmaker, and presenter of radio shows. Apart from writing children’s books, Amy also had a number of books for adults. The celebrated author also had a souvenir diary with a total of 11 titles.
Unfortunately, Amy was diagnosed with ovarian cancer just when she was at the peak of her career. She eventually died at the age of 52, but the legacy she left in the form of books, her short films, and magazines will continue to keep her memories fresh in the minds of her fans and family.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal Biography
The veteran American author was born on April 29, 1965, and died on March 13, 2017, after 52 fruitful years spent bringing life to children and adults through her authorship as an author of books for children and adults.
Amy’s short films, which she made with her phone and published on YouTube, were also well received by her fans, and at some point in her life, she also served humanity as a radio show host.
After her early education, Amy Krouse Rosenthal went to Tufts University, where she majored in French. Later in life, she realized that her studies would not help her make a living in Chicago, where she lives. So she decided to go into advertising and surprisingly fell in love with her work as a copywriter.
It was at this point that she began pursuing a career as a writer. At her death, it was reported that she wrote more than 30 children’s books and about 4 books for adults.
The New York Times bestselling author and short filmmaker married her lifelong partner Jason Brian Rosenthal in 1991. It is said that the couple met on a blind date of a mutual friend in 1989. According to Amy, her first date was life-changing for her, as she knew she would marry Jason before the end of the date.
Jason, on the other hand, was slow to express his feelings; it took him a year to come to this decision. It is known that Amy’s husband has been working as a personal injury lawyer in Chicago since 1990. He spends most of his time at Jason B. Rosenthal’s law office, where he practices his profession. Jason’s hobbies include music and painting, in which he occasionally tries his hand.
The couple lived in marital bliss for 26 years and their marriage was blessed with three children, Justin (son), Miles (son), and Paris (daughter).
The couple learned of Amy’s diagnosis of ovarian cancer around the same time their last child went to college. As a result, they had to cancel all previous travel plans.
Amy, who was madly in love with her spouse until the day she died, described him as a sharply dressed man. According to her, Jason, who is ten inches taller than five feet, has hazel eyes and salt and pepper hair. The bestselling author and filmmaker gave a eulogy in praise of her husband, listing his qualities and emphasizing that he is wonderful and has never changed in the more than two decades of his married life.
As Amy’s accounts of her love life show, Jason is an extraordinary man. He showed up at her first ultrasound, armed with flowers, and on most Sunday mornings he woke up early to surprise her with some kind of strange smiley face that he usually forms from objects such as a spoon, a cup, and a banana. With only a few days left to live, Amy expressed her hope that Jason would find another love.
Meanwhile, Jason told People Magazine that he was not privy to the fact that Amy was writing a public dating profile for him, so he was emotionally torn when he first read it and saw the beauty of the article. The man also revealed that he was surprised by the incredible prose his wife was producing given her incurable condition. He regretted that he did not have the same talent for writing and said that his own story would have been the most epic love story of this generation.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s Books
Amy was known for her ability to write both adult and children’s books, some of which are on the New York bestseller list. Her books are like biscuits: Bite-Size Life Lessons, Uni the Unicorn, Plant a Kiss, and what did you read during the White House Easter Egg Roll?
It is also on record that Amy was selected as the author for the Global Read Aloud program in 2015, a two-month activity that brought classes around the world into contact with each other by reading the same books. You would also be pleased to know that Amazon named her alphabetized memoir, Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, published in 2005, as one of the ten best memoirs of the decade.
Some of her other notable books for adults include Mother’s Guide To The Meaning Of Life: What I’ve Learned On My Never Ending Quest To Become A Dalai Mama (2001); The Book Of Eleven: An Itemized Collection of Brain Lint (1998), and The same sentence describes my marriage and my breasts: “They were such a sweet couple before the children (1999).
The list of children’s books she has written can be described as endless, some of them include The Wonder Book (2010), I Scream! Ice Cream! A Book of Words (2013) and Little Miss, Big Sister (2015).
Other Facts To Know About The Late Author
1. She was also known as a contributor to the TED conference and National Public Radio.
2. Her most popular videos are The Kindness Thought Bubble, The Beckoning of Lovely, Life is a Marathon, and The Money Tree
3 Amy Krouse Rosenthal loved to create something out of nothing, prepare salads, and get in touch with the universe.
4. The story lists Amy as the first writer to write 3 children’s books that made it to the best children’s books for family literacy within a year.
5. Her website (whoisamy.com) is considered one of the best official websites of authors.