Book Club, Podcast

Episode 7: It’s Okay to Laugh

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Episode 7 show notes:

Emily visited Los Angeles, California and loved The Getty and her SoulCycle class (hopefully if you go to one they also play The Chain).

July 2017 Bold Departures Book Club

It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too) by Nora McInerny Purmort


Our interview with Nora:

Nora’s favorite place to visit is northern Minnesota on Lake Superior, Lutsen or Grand Marais and she would love to roadtrip to Badlands National Park and Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.

She stayed at Larson Family Winery in Sonoma, California after Aaron died, while she was writing her book.

Nora’s non-profit organization is called Still Kickin. Find a donation-based workout. The t-shirt company that helped her get it started is


Head over to Nora’s website to find and follow her blog, podcast (Terrible, Thanks for Asking), and social media.

Nora recommended following The Everywhereist and we’re reading her book next month (see below)! Also, another great grief memoir coming out in November is The Dead Moms Club by Kate Spencer.

Our discussion with friend of the pod, Danny Mazza:

Mostly we talked a lot about death, dying, and grief… but also laughter, travel, and family.

Living Life, Dying Death (a book and website about having healthy conversations about death) by Jennifer Collins Taylor.

Why cancer is not a war, fight, or battle from

Danny’s favorite place in the world is Long Beach Island, New Jersey.

His honeymoon was on the Costa del Sol, Spain in the town of Benalmadena in Andalucia Provence.

Follow Danny on Instagram!


August 2017 Bold Departures Book Club pick: All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft by Geraldine DeRuiter


Read along with us! And send your questions for Geraldine and your thoughts for our discussion by mid-month. Happy reading!

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