Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss & Love

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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...

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Overview

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.

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"Heartbreaking, raw, moving and uplifting at the same time." -The Hollywood Reporter

"A tender memoir that combines the deep sadness of loss with the joys of parenthood even under incredibly trying circumstances." -Kirkus Reviews

"In Matthew Logelin's honest and poignant story, we learn a great many lessons about the fragility of life, and about the strength we all can summon to move forward. With two kisses and an open heart, he shows how love can sustain us." -Jeffrey Zaslow, New York Times bestselling coauthor of THE LAST LECTURE

"TWO KISSES FOR MADDY is less a conscious piece of writing than a spontaneous eruption from the heart. It will make you cry but not only out of sadness. Some of your tears will be for the beauty of love and its miraculous power to heal even the deepest wounds." -John Grogan, New York Times bestselling author of MARLEY & ME

"No one wants to read a depressing book. But how can you possibly call depressing what is so filled with love and life and the unstoppable message of how lucky we are to have what we have. Read this book and put your life back in perspective." -Brad Meltzer, New York Times bestselling author of HEROES FOR MY SON

"Almost unparalleled as a raw and unapologetic portrait of grief, TWO KISSES FOR MADDY is a stunning testimony of the kind of love— fated, magnificent— that inspires novels. So vivid, so powerful and pitch-perfect, is his evocation of his beloved Liz that I could hear her laughter and see her face for days after putting the book down." -Claire Fontaine, national bestselling author of COME BACK

"A touching, heartbreaking, and ultimately triumphant story. It offers hope, humor, and a path toward new life, and a priceless lesson about the value of communication in times of trouble." -Jim Beaver, author of LIFE'S THAT WAY and SAG award nominee for Deadwood

"You won't feel the slightest bit of pity for this unintended single father. You'll be cheering Matt Logelin on page after page, laughing and crying with him— and falling in love with Madeline." -Christine Coppa, author of RATTLED!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455500079
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/14/2011
  • Edition description: Large Print
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet 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 www.mattlogelin.com

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  • Posted July 30, 2012

    I absolutely loved this book. It is an emotional roller coaster

    I absolutely loved this book. It is an emotional roller coaster and I laughed out loud and cried equally. Matt and Liz are such a beautiful story, and Maddie is such a gift. Matt's writing often makes you put yourself in his shoes, Liz's shoes, his in-laws shoes, etc. Loved their tale so much I check in on them occasionally on Matt's blog:).

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 17, 2013

    This was a heartwarming book that will really open your eyes to

    This was a heartwarming book that will really open your eyes to the single father. I never gave it much thought as to the way people stereotype a father out with his daughter until I read this book. Now I totally can see all the things mentioned happening! I would highly recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2012

    Awesome!

    Awesome!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2012

    This book was so good! It made me really think about what I have

    This book was so good! It made me really think about what I have, and be glad and thankful for it! It is quite a tear jerker but worth it!!

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