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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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  • Posted May 4, 2011

    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 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.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 13, 2012

    good job

    superb

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2011

    Gr8 book

    I just read the sample and it made me cry ive nevr cried b4 i wish i could buy the whole thing i think any1 should read it you will love it gr8 book!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2011

    A must read!

    This was an amazing book. I couldn't put the book down and found myself wanting to read all the time. I laughed, cried, and found a friend in Natalie. Highly recommend to all.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 3, 2012

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    This book was a pick for our book club and I am so happy it was

    This book was a pick for our book club and I am so happy it was chosen! I loved the author's witty personality and raw writing style. She really just let it all out, the good and the bad, which I think makes this book very real, yet insightful as to the grieving process. I loved how she used books, especially classic literature, as a form of therapy for her. I couldn't put the book down!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2011

    Extremely well done.

    This book will strike a chord with anyone who has ever lost a loved one. There were many times I thought Natalie was inside my head speaking my thoughts for me. You will laugh and cry all in the same paragraph.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2011

    Very thought provoking

    Im so grateful this book was written. A close friend lost her husband 18 months ago. I "get it" so much more now! Will be getting her a copy. LOVED it!!!

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