“I submitted my completed manuscript for this book on March 24th, 2020, very pregnant and very happy with myself,” wrote Bloom in the November 17th epilogue to the book. “It felt perfect that I finished a book about everything my relationship with normalcy; Finally, when a new person soon came into my life, my entire concept of “normal” was to change completely. But damn it, I had no idea. “
Bloom wrote about the pandemic and so much about it that it is unknown. Because of the coronavirus, she was forced to “stay ahead of the potentially devastating rush on the Los Angeles hospital and a possible ban on the presence of fathers in the delivery room.” She let her husband, Dan Gregor, take care of her and arrived at the hospital to give birth with a “big smile” under her masked face.
“But then,” she wrote. “My daughter was born and couldn’t breathe because of fluid in her lungs. Therefore, she was ventilated in the intensive care unit. The same night she was born, I found out that my songwriting partner Adam was in a New York hospital with COVID -19 and was also on a ventilator that was so on his nose and when his life and felt tied up to my daughter, the concept of mortality suddenly hit me in a way I had never had before. “
Rachel Bloom’s new book “I Want To Be Where The Ordinary People Are” is out November 17th. (Image: Hachette Book Group)
Bloom wrote of the floor under the maternity ward “being turned into a COVID-free floor” meaning “furniture was kept in the hallways”. Her doctor “burst into tears” while talking about “maybe quarantining her family so as not to infect them”. Bloom was released from the hospital, but her daughter was not. She and her husband – who was not allowed to return to the hospital to see their baby Bloom – went home and “cleaned up everything that was in our hospital bags,” including microwave papers, “because who knows how this virus spreads.”
“And then my husband woke me up to tell me that Adam had died,” she wrote. Schlesinger was 52 years old.
The following weeks were spent with “so many contrasting emotions at the same time that the word” intense “barely describes this time,” she wrote. “There were moments when I nursed my now healthy daughter and felt so grateful while crying with grief for Adam.”
When she wrote the epilogue in June, she said, “It’s still not completely absorbed in the fact that one of the most important people in my life no longer exists.”
After Schlesinger’s death, Bloom issued a statement calling him “irreplaceable”.
Adam Schlesinger, Rachel Bloom and Jack Dolgen pose for photos in the press room for the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo: Paul Archuleta / FilmMagic)
Schlesinger also wrote the show song “Gettin ‘Bi”, which has become a bisexual anthem.
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