Conversations with Authors - Jason and Paris Rosenthal

Sunday, June 21st • 7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT

Jason and Paris Rosenthal



We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Book Passage community for tuning in to our Father's Day virtual event. We know there were many ways you could have spent your time, so joining us and supporting this wonderful bookstore meant the world to us. This global pandemic has caused a huge shift in all of our lives. If you have gone through a loss during this time, we hope you found some value in our open discussion of the topics we discussed. We need to keep talking with one another about our personal stories and about the events of the day.

Here are some books Jason has on his nightstand:

As for Paris, some of her recent favorite books include:

She recommends a few books that cover topics such as death, dying, loss, and finding meaning: From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty, When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalinithi, and Man’s Search For Meaning by Vicktor Frankl.

Thank you,

—Jason and Paris


Below, please find links to purchase all of the books recommended by Jason and Paris, as well their own books.


Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524731670
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Published: Knopf - February 18th, 2020

Instant New York Times Best-seller

From the world-renowned physicist and best-selling author of The Elegant Universe comes a captivating exploration of deep time and humanity's search for purpose.

"Few humans share Greene’s mastery of both the latest cosmological science and English prose."

Nobody Will Tell You This But Me: A true (as told to me) story Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525654711
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Published: Knopf - March 17th, 2020



“I have not been as profoundly moved by a book in years.” —Jodi Picoult

Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062952394
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Published: Harper - November 5th, 2019

"Mitch Albom has done it again with this moving memoir of love and loss. You can’t help but fall for Chika. A page-turner that will no doubt become a classic.” --Mary Karr, author of The Liars’ Club and The Art of Memoir

Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062906717
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Published: Harper - June 4th, 2019


"If you’ve ever wondered how you have the capacity to wonder, some fascinating insights await you in these pages.” --Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals

Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400080465
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Published: Crown - December 6th, 2005

A memoir in bite-size chunks from the author of the viral Modern Love column “You May Want to Marry My Husband.”
“[Rosenthal] shines her generous light of humanity on the seemingly humdrum moments of life and shows how delightfully precious they actually are.” —The Chicago Sun-Times

Am I There Yet?: The Loop-de-loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood (@bymariandrew) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524761431
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Published: Clarkson Potter - March 27th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This on-point guide to growing up by Instagram sensation Mari Andrew features “achingly vulnerable and completely relatable watercolor illustrations about relationships, heartbreak and the struggles of urban life” (The Washington Post).

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed Cover Image
ISBN: 9781328662057
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - April 2nd, 2019


Now being developed as a television series with Eva Longoria and ABC!

“Rarely have I read a book that challenged me to see myself in an entirely new light, and was at the same time laugh-out-loud funny and utterly absorbing.”—Katie Couric
“This is a daring, delightful,

Turtles All the Way Down Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525555377
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Published: Penguin Books - June 11th, 2019

The critically acclaimed, instant #1 bestseller by John Green, author of The Anthropocene Reviewed and The Fault in Our Stars

“A tender story about learning to cope when the world feels out of control.” —

From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death Cover Image
By Caitlin Doughty, Landis Blair (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780393356281
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 9th, 2018

A New York Times and Los Angeles Times Bestseller

“Doughty chronicles [death] practices with tenderheartedness, a technician’s fascination, and an unsentimental respect for grief.” —Jill Lepore, The New Yorker

When Breath Becomes Air Cover Image
By Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780812988406
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Published: Random House - January 12th, 2016

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • This inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living?

Man's Search for Meaning Cover Image
By Viktor E. Frankl, Harold S. Kushner (Foreword by), William J. Winslade (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9780807014271
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Published: Beacon Press - June 1st, 2006

A book for finding purpose and strength in times of great despair, the international best-seller is still just as relevant today as when it was first published.

“This is a book I reread a lot . . . it gives me hope . . . it gives me a sense of strength.”
—Anderson Cooper, Anderson Cooper 360/CNN

My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062940599
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Published: Harper - April 21st, 2020

An inspiring memoir of life, love, loss, and new beginnings by the widower of bestselling children’s author and filmmaker Amy Krouse Rosenthal, whose last of act of love before her death was setting the stage for her husband’s life without her in the viral New York Times Modern Love column, “You May Want to Marry My Husband.”

Dear Boy,: A Celebration of Cool, Clever, Compassionate You! Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062422514
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Published: HarperCollins - April 23rd, 2019

Celebrate the good guys in your life with Dear Boy, a #1 New York Times bestseller. A gift to share for Father's Day, graduation, birthdays, or any day you want to honor your dear boy.

Dear Girl,: A Celebration of Wonderful, Smart, Beautiful You! Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062422507
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Published: HarperCollins - December 26th, 2017

The #1 New York Times bestseller that Today show co-anchor Hoda Kotb calls “a beautiful, beautiful book.”