Length: 304 pages
Audiobook Length: 6 hours and 16 minutes
First Published: 2011
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.
Quotes from Two Kisses for Maddy
Driving under the influence of irrepressible grief was a lot like what it must feel like to drive drunk. I was dizzy and I couldn’t see straight.
About Matthew Logelin
Matthew Logelin is an author, blogger, and public speaker. He is the author of the memoir Two Kisses for Maddy, about the death of his wife in childbirth and having to raise his daughter as a single parent.