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Signs of Life

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Highly Recommended - Inspiring Story / Original new voice

This books is impossible to put down. Signs of Life is a memoir written by author Natalie Taylor and begins with the tragic accidental death of her husband Josh when she is 5 months pregnant.

The book is addictive. While set in the WORST of circumstances, Signs of L...
This books is impossible to put down. Signs of Life is a memoir written by author Natalie Taylor and begins with the tragic accidental death of her husband Josh when she is 5 months pregnant.

The book is addictive. While set in the WORST of circumstances, Signs of Life shows us all that there are moments of hope that keep us moving forward. The writing is so raw that it pulls at the complete emotional rolodex... bringing you from sad grief on one page to deep bellied laughter on the next. Natalie discusses how her crazy family, a made up Fairy Mom Godmother, her students, her son Kai, her single mom groups, TV, and radio shows all help her pick up the pieces and move on.

Signs of Life is an amazing read and I suspect this isn't the author's only book. Natalie's passion for literature is evident throughout and she's an original voice on a very difficult subject.

Highly recommend.

posted by David_Vic_Wilson on May 4, 2011

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8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

See if you can stop after page 1? No. After page 100? Wanted to.

Signs Of Life's cover states: "Sit down with this book. See if you can stop at page 1." Well, the beginning was pretty good. But after a while it just gets repetitive. No, I didn't stop.. but I wanted to. I was really hoping it would get better. Actually, her best chapt...
Signs Of Life's cover states: "Sit down with this book. See if you can stop at page 1." Well, the beginning was pretty good. But after a while it just gets repetitive. No, I didn't stop.. but I wanted to. I was really hoping it would get better. Actually, her best chapter was her last. It was the most uplifting part of the whole book. Natalie never gives any real insight into her husband.. except he was basically the best person ever! And although I do feel for her.. I felt like she was just so stuck up and rude. I know she was greiving.. but still. I also felt like this book was just thrown together. One paragraph could be about a book (and trust me.. she gave so many book reviews... ) and the next it was about how her loss was so much worse than everyone elses. So yeah, it felt like she scribbled this all down and put it together into a book. Would I recommend this book to someone who recently lost someone? No. I also don't understand how she could get rid of her dogs

posted by Kristy1984 on April 13, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2011

    Partial review

    I am 50 pages into this book so far. I found myself sucked in after page one. I couldnt look away. I got the sample and im going to finish the book. Ive never reviewed a book before i read it but im only seeing one other review and its very negative. I lost my sister and several other people close to me. This book so far is gripping. No one can truely understand where shes coming from unless you have lost a mate. I applaud the author for reveiling feelings that most people wouldnt dream of. Everyone has different opinions. We all cant like the same things. Some people might not care for this book, but i read reviews on amazon n they are great. Either way this book will b epic to some people. It could really get some people through hard times. Even if i read the rest of the book n lose interest, ill still give it a good rating because someone needed to write a book like this to help others

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 24, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    Natalie Taylor's tale of love at it's very best and very worst is excellently written with raw emotion, blunt honesty, and biting humor. I would recommend this book to anyone for a better insight into what it's like to have your heart's content one minute, and then have it ripped out of your chest the next. Very honest.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    Highly recommend

    Read this for book club and found it to be an excellent read. Need to understand the book is written at the time everything is going on. Lead to great discussions in book club.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    Not depressing!

    Very interesting, honest, and open memoir. I loved "watching" the author move through her grief into hope.

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