Saturday, June 11, 2011
Two Kisses for Maddy
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.
I felt this story had potential but the author's use of "f" this and "f" that made him less credible in my eyes. An educated individual should be able to use more appropriate vocabulary. Yes, his wife died unexpectedly after their daughter Maddy was born but still it's no excuse for dropping the f-bomb continuously. For the life of me, I can't understand why the editor didn't insist on changes.
I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy available via NetGalley