Two Kisses for Maddy

Two Kisses for Maddy

A Memoir of Loss & Love

Large Print - 2011
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Matt Logelin writes a courageous and searingly honest memoir about the first year of his life following the birth of his daughter and the death of his wife.

Matt and Liz Logelin were high school sweethearts. After years of long-distance dating, the pair finally settled together in Los Angeles, and they had it all: a perfect marriage, a gorgeous new home, and a baby girl on the way. Liz's pregnancy was rocky, but they welcomed Madeline, beautiful and healthy, into the world. Just twenty-seven hours later, Liz suffered a pulmonary embolism and died instantly, without ever holding the daughter whose arrival she had so eagerly awaited.

Though confronted with devastating grief and the responsibilities of a new and single father, Matt did not surrender to devastation; he chose to keep moving forward-to make a life for Maddy.

In this memoir, Matt shares bittersweet and often humorous anecdotes of his courtship and marriage to Liz; of relying on his newborn daughter for the support that she unknowingly provided; and of the extraordinary online community of strangers who have become his friends. In honoring Liz's legacy, heartache has become solace.

Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2011.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781455500079
Characteristics: 433 p. ;,22 cm.


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Aug 30, 2014

I Really loved this book and would love to know more about Matt and his daughter and how they are doing as she gets older! I couldn't put this book down so much so that I read it really fast!

Jul 28, 2014

What a great book. But what a sad one as well. If you get this one out, be aware it's a true story, written by a man whose wife died very shortly after giving birth to their daughter (not a spoiler, this is on the jacket blurb). It's very touching. His web page is excellent as well.

Aug 21, 2013

Incredibly sad story with very mediocre writing

DEON JAMES Aug 21, 2012

Oh this book was sad..but happy too

Jun 22, 2012

The story was sad but the writing was not great...not even good, really.

NatLeB Jan 15, 2012

This Book Is Very Very Good, yes it is sad but very positive and inspiring. A Much Read

May 12, 2011

This book is so moving, so emotional, but also, positive and inspiring. Although I can't even imagine to know what it would feel like to go through the sort of pain he did, the poignancy of his writing provides a window into that suffering. It makes us feel sympathy, but more importantly, empathy. It made me feel triumph and joy for the thriving of his daughter, and for all the good that came out of the most devastating of situations.

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Aug 21, 2013

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