My Life of Travels and Adventures: Book Review: Two Kisses For Maddy: A Memoir of Loss & Love

Book Review: Two Kisses For Maddy: A Memoir of Loss & Love

09 November 2011

This book.... Two Kisses For Maddy: A Memoir of Loss & Love by Matt Logelin...  I have been meaning to read this book since it came out this spring but have been putting it off since I have been knocked up.  Finally, I decided to put on my big girl pants and read it.  Wrong decision when you are 30 weeks pregnant.  I was bawling on the plane.  Like all out bawling.  Stupid pregnancy hormones.  Anyways, this is a really really good book.

According to goodreads... Matt and Liz Logelin were high school sweethearts. The pair settled together in Los Angeles and they had it all: the perfect marriage, a beautiful new home, and a baby girl on the way. But just twenty-seven hours after they welcomed Madeline into the world, Liz suffered a pulmonary embolism and instantly died, without ever holding the daughter whose arrival she had so eagerly awaited.

Faced with devastating grief and the responsibilities of a new and single father, Matt coped by returning to the small blog he had created to keep friends and family updated on Liz's pregnancy, which today has become a place for him to share with over a million curious readers the day to day of two lives bound by loss and love. But there is more to his story than just raising a daughter alone: Matt Logelin is an extraordinary human being. Having been sustained through tragedy by the kindness and generosity of strangers, he is now dedicated to helping others in difficult situations by reaching out and inspiring those facing loss or adversity. 

A heartwarming and heartbreaking story punctuated by beautifully recollected-- and often humorous-- memories and anecdotes, TWO KISSES FOR MADDY unquestionably has something to offer any reader who has experienced grief, and has sought the courage to live again.

Such a good book.  I really want Neil to read it before the baby comes.  Not that he reads books often or at all but I would like him to read it.  So good!  Overall rating 5 out of 5. 

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