Sunday, October 14, 2012

Two Kisses for Maddy; A Book Review

About The Book:

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 on March 24, 2008.

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.

About The Author:

Born and bred in Minnesota, Matt Logelin was a project manager at Yahoo! until he left the company to focus on writing this book and raising his daughter, Madeline. The two live in Los Angeles, traveling often to see as much of the world as possible. Please visit them at

My Review:

Two Kisses for Maddy was an incredibly heart-breaking read, yet also hopeful as you follow the journey of Matt and his daughter after losing his wife. He writes with a raw honesty that is so welcome and fresh, sometimes with a frankness that may offend. Note that there is a far amount of foul language in the book, so if that bothers you do not read this book. I personally think the book could have been written without that however that is the only negative thing about the book that I found.  I was encouraged by the journey Matt has taken and since reading Two Kisses for Maddy have also read his blog regularly. It was a touching way to uphold his beautiful wife's life and death. Definitely needed tissue close by as I read this, but also found myself laughing and smiling at many points during the book.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.

BUY IT: You can purchase Two Kisses for Maddy online here, through Amazon.

***I received a complimentary electronic copy of this book, courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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