For this throwback Thursday, I’m picking a memorable book I read in 2011.
Looking back on my list, I read a lot of great books that year! One of the books that sticks out to me as memorable is Two Kisses for Maddie: A Memoir of Loss & Love by Matthew Logelin. This was a sad, heart-wrenching memoir about a man overcoming the loss of his wife and how he steps up to the plate as a single daddy. All the feels in this book. This book also has less than 10,000 reviews on Goodreads, so there’s a good chance you’ve never heard about it. In that case, check it out. Buy it. Read it. If you’re a fan of memoirs and don’t mind shedding a tear or two while reading, this book is for you.
Have you already read it? Let me know what you thought about it in the comments section!
Description (From Goodreads): 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.