Fresh Air Weekend: The Love Story Behind ‘The Big Sick’; Life After Ballet

Married co-writers Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani based the romantic comedy The Big Sick on their own love story.

Comic Kumail Nanjiani remembers the first time he thought of marrying then-girlfriend Emily V. Gordon: when he saw her in a coma. Ballerina Wendy Whelan fought to retire on her own terms.

(Image credit: Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

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