Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love

Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love - Matthew Logelin I absolutely loved this book.

I loved that the author didn't pretend to be someone he's not while writing it and that he's never put on a front. Hence the cursing. I'm seeing a lot of reviewers aren't fond of it but I'm thinking if they have problems with "fuck" and "shit" here and there then well. . . Newly engaged myself as I read this book I kept thinking what a perfect preparation material this would be for my future husband, is that weird?

It makes you think though, how often we don't see men and their babies out and about. I remember being a little girl and going to Fleet Farm with my Dad often. Why is it one of the first things out of peoples mouths to ask where the mom is? Is it an uncomfortable conversation starter? Nobody else knows what to say?

I also enjoyed how the author talked about not changing his life for his child but rather incorporating his child into his life. That is so important and I think right now our society is stuck in a situation where we are too child-centered and we cater to them at inappropriate times. But that's another conversation for another time.

All in all it was a brave thing to do, writing this book. Sure it may have been a few years later but going back and reliving those types of memories are never easy. I also find it admirable how the author took this tragedy and turned it into a way to help others in the same scenarios. When backed into a corner he chose to "fight" instead of "fly".