Two Minus One: A Memoir

Two Minus One: A Memoir

Kathryn Taylor / Jul 21, 2019

Two Minus One A Memoir You can quit waiting for the other shoe to drop I m in it for life Those are the fateful repeated words that help convince Kathryn Taylor to remarry retire from her thirty year profession sell her

  • Title: Two Minus One: A Memoir
  • Author: Kathryn Taylor
  • ISBN: Two Minus One: A Memoir
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  • Page: 155
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  • You can quit waiting for the other shoe to drop I m in it for life Those are the fateful, repeated words that help convince Kathryn Taylor to remarry, retire from her thirty year profession, sell her home, and relocate in support of her new husband s career But five years later, in a car packed with food she has carefully prepared to nourish her husband s dying brothe You can quit waiting for the other shoe to drop I m in it for life Those are the fateful, repeated words that help convince Kathryn Taylor to remarry, retire from her thirty year profession, sell her home, and relocate in support of her new husband s career But five years later, in a car packed with food she has carefully prepared to nourish her husband s dying brother, the other shoe does drop Taylor s husband unexpectedly proclaims he is, done with the marriage and doesn t want to talk about it With this, the life Taylor has come to know is over Relying on the strength of a lifelong friend who refuses to let her succumb to the intense waves of grief, she slowly begins to find her way out of the shadows of grief Over the course of two years, through appointments with attorneys and therapists, purging shared belongings, and pushing herself to meet new people and do new things, Taylor not only regains a sense of control in her life, she also learns to enjoy the new life she has built, the friendships she s formed and to savor her newfound strength Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, first Published November 6th 2018 by She Writes Press More Details Original Title Two Minus One A Memoir ISBN 1631524542 ISBN13 9781631524547 Edition Language English Other Editions 1 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Two Minus One, please sign up

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have guessed I d an enjoy a memoir centered around divorce, but from the moment I picked up this book, I was completely absorbed in the author s story The writing in this book feels as if you have sat down for a deep conversation over lunch with a close friend Two Minus One is deeply personal and told with unflinching honesty There is absolutely no sugar coating in this book, the author shares her personal triumphs and lowest lows with readers to help those possibly in similar situations, to gain perspective.I think every married person thinks about what divorce would entail, simply because it is so prevalent in the world It s terrible to imagine, and in many cases, it seems worse than facing the death of a loved one In itself, it is a death of sharing a life with the one supposed to your other half When the relationship crumbles, the loss must be one of the worst things a person can live through Knowing my own thoughts on the subject as a married woman for the past decade of my life and witnessing the life changes martial separation forced personal friends into, I still had no proper understanding of the devastation divorce causes Based upon my general lack of interest in the subject of divorce and the large age difference between myself and the author, I was surprised to find each time I picked up the book, I was completely engrossed in the story In a small way, Kathryn s journey read like Fiction because I was anxiously awaiting what would happen next I felt almost as baffled and blindsided by her husband s request to separate as she did, I was shocked by his accusations, and was eager to find out his reasoning Ultimately, I found this memoir to be a stunning display of humanity, featuring both the beautiful and the ugly I was impressed by the author s resolve to push forward, even when getting up each day felt like than she could bear True strength lies in simply surviving the absolute worst when we feel our weakest and most broken, and I think the author exhibited her strength in the most profound way I appreciated reading the wisdom age and experience provided the author, along with being able to learn by walking in her shoes I m grateful I read this book, though I have no experience in such a monumental situation, I now feel as if I have a better grasp of the heartbreak a broken marriage entails If you re a fan of memoirs, I recommend Two Minus One I think many readers will be surprised by the life lessons they take away from this short book, simply by witnessing Kathryn Taylor s fortitude flag 12 likesLike see review Sep 17, 2018 Sherri Thacker rated it liked it While reading Two Minus One only one word comes to mind MEN CAN BE JERKS And I say that with an attitude This was a fast read and I read it in just a couple of hours This book is about a woman who s husband decides out of the blue he doesn t want to be married any and it s her raw words of how she dealt with it all and started over Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing this book for my honest opinion flag 7 likesLike see review Aug 05, 2018 BookGypsy rated it it was amazing Shelves favorites 2018, from author Divorce is never easy and divorce later in life grey divorce is even worse This is the true account of Kathryn Taylor How she fell in love and never saw the ending of her marriage coming Blindsided by an opportunist that was suppose to love her This book is very helpful for someone going through a divorce It lets you know someone else has been through it and what they did to manage That it is okay to go to therapy and seek council in your best interest You can learn a great deal from th Divorce is never easy and divorce later in life grey divorce is even worse This is the true account of Kathryn Taylor How she fell in love and never saw the ending of her marriage coming Blindsided by an opportunist that was suppose to love her This book is very helpful for someone going through a divorce It lets you know someone else has been through it and what they did to manage That it is okay to go to therapy and seek council in your best interest You can learn a great deal from this book An emotional journey.DawnnyNovels N LatteBook Blog flag 5 likesLike see review Sep 03, 2018 Vanessa rated it really liked it Shelves netgalley What a surprising book this was I was thoroughly engrossed in Kathryn s story and how she was just so honest and frank Kathryn and her husband started their relationship as neighbours, then friends and then lovers and marriage After blending their families together and moving for husbands job, Kathryn thought things were going well She had no knowledge how things would turn.On a weekend away to visit Husband s dying brother, in the car he say s I m done with the marriage and don t want to What a surprising book this was I was thoroughly engrossed in Kathryn s story and how she was just so honest and frank Kathryn and her husband started their relationship as neighbours, then friends and then lovers and marriage After blending their families together and moving for husbands job, Kathryn thought things were going well She had no knowledge how things would turn.On a weekend away to visit Husband s dying brother, in the car he say s I m done with the marriage and don t want to talk about it,.What a shock she had.Kathryn relied on her closet friend in her time of grief and after many tries found a therapist Time heals all wonds not so But with the devastation of her husband leaving in such a shocking way, it took her time to sort through her feelings and move on.She has put her life out in ways that many wouldn t and it actually gave me hope that if this were to happen to myself or anyone I know, then I could draw from Kathryn s book and her strength that she possessed to get her through this period in her life.A must read, for anyone Whether your in a relationship solid or not flag 3 likesLike see review Aug 06, 2018 Amy Gatliff rated it it was amazing I know countless people can relate to this book and find hope in their own situations Kathryn Taylor has shared her heartache with us and allowed us to walk through the healing process with her Healing doesn t come quick and easy but almost always takes time and perseverance This book is a reminder to all of us that life can go on, and we can grow and enjoy life than ever flag 3 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 10, 2019 Ellen Notbohm rated it it was amazing This is a brave, brave book A woman of that certain age , who is not discontented with her single life, takes a well considered second chance on love and marriage, leaving a 30 year career, house, hometown, friends and family, to relocate with her new husband for his job In a heart stoppingly short period of time, he leaves in a profanity laced cloud of nonnegotiable accusations There she is no income, no support network, no discernible future What would you do In Taylor s case, you dive, This is a brave, brave book A woman of that certain age , who is not discontented with her single life, takes a well considered second chance on love and marriage, leaving a 30 year career, house, hometown, friends and family, to relocate with her new husband for his job In a heart stoppingly short period of time, he leaves in a profanity laced cloud of nonnegotiable accusations There she is no income, no support network, no discernible future What would you do In Taylor s case, you dive, you survive and then you thrive This could easily have been a revenge memoir but it s not It s plainly told tale of despair, introspection, resilience, tenacity, and a well fought struggle for self determination The story reaches for and touches some of our basest fears at one point I had to put it down for a day or two of being blindsided, of abandonment, of loneliness, of all things unknown and scary But from there, the rise to healing, strength of self, and undreamed of achievement is thrilling and believable, and its message can cross over to many of life s challenges beyond divorce Taylor has provided that worthy message for all, but most importantly, she extends a great beacon and balm for women of gray divorce, from someone who never thought she d be there, might have thought she d recover, but did, in spectacular fashion flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 06, 2018 Lisa rated it it was ok Shelves nov 2018 Two Minus One is a memoir by Kathryn Taylor, released today Thank you to booksparks for sending me a copy as part of the Magic of Memoir tour.Kathryn tells the tale of what her life was like when her husband decides one day that he does not want to be married any She had recently moved away from family and retired from her 30 year profession in order to support his career, so she finds herself alone and too old to start again Two Minus One follows her divorce and attempts to rebuild her Two Minus One is a memoir by Kathryn Taylor, released today Thank you to booksparks for sending me a copy as part of the Magic of Memoir tour.Kathryn tells the tale of what her life was like when her husband decides one day that he does not want to be married any She had recently moved away from family and retired from her 30 year profession in order to support his career, so she finds herself alone and too old to start again Two Minus One follows her divorce and attempts to rebuild her life.I found this one hard to connect to I felt like it was written in a journal type reporting style than anything resembling conversational so I never really connected to the author as much as I d have liked to Her story is sad and her strength admirable, I just wish I was able to connect with her a little and really feel what she was going through Her relationship was skimmed over with just day to day details so I never got the feeling that they even cared about each other I hope this story helps others in the same situation though flag 2 likesLike see review Oct 21, 2018 Susan Peterson rated it really liked it Two Minus One is an intimate account of the shocking and unexpected disintegration of a marriage This memoir is the personal account of one woman s emotional journey as she tries to pick up the pieces of her life and move forward through grief and loneliness The author did a wonderful job of sharing this sad time in her life with honesty and integrity This would be a great book for anyone who is going through a divorce or any painful time flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 17, 2018 Kayo rated it really liked it Interesting book about being blindsided in your marriage, and the subsequent divorce What a mess author had to deal with Dealing with divorce is never a picnic, having gone through it myself Very informative.Thanks to author, publisher and Netgalley for the chance to read this book While I got the book for free, it had no bearing on the rating I gave it flag 2 likesLike see review Sep 21, 2018 Jill Anderson rated it it was amazing Shelves non fiction I read an ARC copy of this a while ago and realize I never posted my review I haven t read much non fiction lately but this is one that hit home with me, and will likely do the same with most women who have gone through a divorce, especially later in life.The author gives us a glimpse into her very painful and unexpected separation from her second husband who had given no indication ahead of time that he wanted a divorce Blindsided, the author takes us deep into her journey of emotions ever I read an ARC copy of this a while ago and realize I never posted my review I haven t read much non fiction lately but this is one that hit home with me, and will likely do the same with most women who have gone through a divorce, especially later in life.The author gives us a glimpse into her very painful and unexpected separation from her second husband who had given no indication ahead of time that he wanted a divorce Blindsided, the author takes us deep into her journey of emotions everything from wondering if she can go on and trying to find the right therapist and one that her insurance will take to adopting her dog, Lucy, to decisions to move, cut ties, rebuild her life, and reach out to help others as she quotes If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else If you ve been through something like this, you may find yourself nodding your head a lot throughout this quick read flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 27, 2018 Nan Williams rated it did not like it Recommends it for no one Shelves no It would seem that this book was written at the direction of a therapist to review her life and marriage through rose colored glasses and then to attempt to justify her reaction to her husband s wanting a divorce I understand that that can be very helpful to those undergoing therapy for various problems I can not understand wanting to air one s dirty linen in public And of course, she didn t think she did She was careful to present herself as the perfect woman, the perfect wife, the perfect It would seem that this book was written at the direction of a therapist to review her life and marriage through rose colored glasses and then to attempt to justify her reaction to her husband s wanting a divorce I understand that that can be very helpful to those undergoing therapy for various problems I can not understand wanting to air one s dirty linen in public And of course, she didn t think she did She was careful to present herself as the perfect woman, the perfect wife, the perfect friend One does not have to be trained in psychology to see through her presentation of herself it was all too obvious to me, and doubtless to others.There was nothing, at all, enjoyable or redeemable about this book Helpful to others going through the same thing Really I would suggest that anyone experiencing any of life s traumas should be a bit realistic and be willing to take responsibility for one s own failings.I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review flag 3 likesLike see review Sep 16, 2018 Literary Soir e rated it it was amazing Shelves autobiography biography memoir, netgalley review, reviewed TWO MINUS ONE A MEMOIR by Kathryn Taylor is a heartbreakingly honest recounting of a heartless dumping by a gutless husband and the slow road back to recovery The author is unsparing in her emotions, which makes this such a supportive book for anyone going through an unexpected, unwanted divorce TWO MINUS ONE is another engaging example of the fine works written in the female voice published by She Writes Press Highly recommended Pub Date 06 Nov 2018Thanks to She Writes Press and NetGalley TWO MINUS ONE A MEMOIR by Kathryn Taylor is a heartbreakingly honest recounting of a heartless dumping by a gutless husband and the slow road back to recovery The author is unsparing in her emotions, which makes this such a supportive book for anyone going through an unexpected, unwanted divorce TWO MINUS ONE is another engaging example of the fine works written in the female voice published by She Writes Press Highly recommended Pub Date 06 Nov 2018Thanks to She Writes Press and NetGalley for the review copy Opinions are fully mine TwoMinusOne NetGalley flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 05, 2018 Lorrie Griffith rated it it was amazing I am not a big book reader This was a complimentary ARC copy and I know the author personally, so was very interested to read this memoir I would have never guessed by knowing the author that she went thru such trials in her life She is truly an inspiration the book was hard to put down couldn t wait to see her next conquest The book will give you a new outlook on life and you will realize that the grass is not always greener on the other side flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 12, 2018 Donna Everhart rated it it was amazing Kathryn Taylor s Two Minus One, A Memoir, is an unflinching, thoughtful and self reflective account of Taylor s unexpected divorce from a second marriage She reflects with honesty what it s like to experience the full commitment, comfort and security that comes only with a steady, solid marriage on one day, and the very next is confronted by sudden indifference, betrayal and abrupt defection Confused, and heartbroken, she had to find her own way back to living life under her own terms.If I wer Kathryn Taylor s Two Minus One, A Memoir, is an unflinching, thoughtful and self reflective account of Taylor s unexpected divorce from a second marriage She reflects with honesty what it s like to experience the full commitment, comfort and security that comes only with a steady, solid marriage on one day, and the very next is confronted by sudden indifference, betrayal and abrupt defection Confused, and heartbroken, she had to find her own way back to living life under her own terms.If I were going through divorce, this is the book I d want to read Excellent for providing insight and resources to those who may be facing a similar transition back to single life flag 1 likeLike see review Sep 21, 2018 Aggie rated it it was amazing A true story about being blindsided by marriage and promises Great memoir, will draw you in and wont let go Very sad and uplifting at the same time.Thank you NetGalley for the free advance copy flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 06, 2018 Denise rated it it was amazing When a woman is blindsided by the one person she admires, trusts and loves so deeplyyou have, Two Minus One by Kathryn Taylor A personal testament of Divorce, a journey of healing and growing A story of self confidence and most of all, self importance.Kathryn has written a touching, emotional memoir of a time when her life came crashing down and her struggle to climb back to being whole, once again Divorce is not an easy road and it s different for everyone, a very personal time in one When a woman is blindsided by the one person she admires, trusts and loves so deeplyyou have, Two Minus One by Kathryn Taylor A personal testament of Divorce, a journey of healing and growing A story of self confidence and most of all, self importance.Kathryn has written a touching, emotional memoir of a time when her life came crashing down and her struggle to climb back to being whole, once again Divorce is not an easy road and it s different for everyone, a very personal time in one s life, but Kathryn had managed too weave her experience and insight into something, I believe, all women can and will relate to You will find hope and balance, support and appreciation in knowing that you are not alone by the words Kathryn has so lovingly shared with us all.d, that there truly is such a thing as healing.Thank you Kathryn Taylor for personally gifting your memoir to me, in order that I may relate to, grow from, share and review for those in need of this story within their lives Novels N Latte Book BlogNovels Latte Book Club flag 1 likeLike see review Sep 16, 2018 Kristine rated it really liked it Shelves arc, 2018, i own this, kindle, memoir I found this memoir about being blindsided in a marriage and then subsequent divorce informative It was an intriguing and fascinating read Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing a digital ARC for me to read and review flag 1 likeLike see review Sep 11, 2018 Janet Graham rated it it was amazing Thriving Solo After DivorceThrough the concise telling of her story, those of us who belong to the Sisterhood of Abandoned Wives can begin to heal ourselves Gray Divorce of older women presents many different issues than those faced by younger women By realizing our needs we can help ourselves out of the hell hole of pain, loneliness and guilt The author takes us along on her journey and we learn as she learns, what to take and what to leave behind This is an emotional book for any divorce Thriving Solo After DivorceThrough the concise telling of her story, those of us who belong to the Sisterhood of Abandoned Wives can begin to heal ourselves Gray Divorce of older women presents many different issues than those faced by younger women By realizing our needs we can help ourselves out of the hell hole of pain, loneliness and guilt The author takes us along on her journey and we learn as she learns, what to take and what to leave behind This is an emotional book for any divorced woman to read, but it can be cathartic to healing I received this book for free and this is my honest review flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 25, 2018 Bonnie Eldridge labaff rated it really liked it review of another edition Book review Good book We never know when we are devastated by a choice or act of something we have no control over will but us on the edge of despair Sometimes being so close to the edge makes us reevaluate our existence and where we should be going flag 1 likeLike see review Aug 07, 2018 Mary Ann rated it it was amazing Readers will benefit from traveling with the author on her unexpected journey The raw emotion and authentic experiences reveal the author s fortitude and survival instincts Readers learn how to endure and recover The hope and insights provided will be valuable to readers that are dealing with divorce or any other life altering situation flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 24, 2018 Lovely Loveday rated it really liked it Two Minus One is an emotional heartfelt read that is sure to pull at your heartstrings There are times in your life when life throws you a curve ball and you have to decide on how you will react Taylor has beautifully written a novel that comes from the heart as she shares her own personal story of love and heartache A story that shows how she chose the path of light and not darkness by choosing to overcome grief and suffering While you never forget, you can find ways to accept the things yo Two Minus One is an emotional heartfelt read that is sure to pull at your heartstrings There are times in your life when life throws you a curve ball and you have to decide on how you will react Taylor has beautifully written a novel that comes from the heart as she shares her own personal story of love and heartache A story that shows how she chose the path of light and not darkness by choosing to overcome grief and suffering While you never forget, you can find ways to accept the things you cannot control This remarkable read is perfect for anyone who has experienced loss, suffering, or heartache flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 09, 2018 Story Circle Book Reviews rated it really liked it Shelves reviewed Kathryn Taylor, already divorced once at 40, never saw it coming when a married man named Jim befriended her and her two teenaged daughters, helping with typically manly tasks such as erecting a fence, building shelves in her new home, and even volunteering to read to the students in the public school where she taught.She didn t see that Jim was really planning all along to leave his wife and children, and marry Kathryn His plan succeeds, and after Jim s divorce and a few years of increasingl Kathryn Taylor, already divorced once at 40, never saw it coming when a married man named Jim befriended her and her two teenaged daughters, helping with typically manly tasks such as erecting a fence, building shelves in her new home, and even volunteering to read to the students in the public school where she taught.She didn t see that Jim was really planning all along to leave his wife and children, and marry Kathryn His plan succeeds, and after Jim s divorce and a few years of increasingly close friendship, he assures Kathryn that he s in it for life and they marry Kathryn quits her job as a public school teacher to move to Charleston, North Carolina, for Jim s new job They are happy at least, Kathryn feels they are They enjoy traveling, dining out, frequent daily phone calls, and evening cocktails and conversation Jim is attentive and buys her thoughtful gifts Kathryn frequently asks Jim, Tell me the story of us, because she knows that his love for me was do deep and selfless, and my need for confirmation and connection so strong the happiness we had found together was the true story and real strength And Jim tells the story again and again.So Kathryn is understandably shocked to her core when, five years into their marriage, Jim tells her with no prior warning that their marriage is over, that she is mean and despicable Two Minus One is Taylor s sparely written memoir about the crushing loss of her second marriage, and about her determined emotional recovery.From searching for a good therapist one who would take her insurance to leaning on the support of her loving daughters and closest friends, Taylor chronicles the hard road back to self esteem and financial self sufficiency Having invested everything in her second marriage, including moving hundreds of miles away from home, and having left her job, Taylor knows the deck would be stacked against her attempt to reenter the teaching field at age 60, after five years of retirement.As a somewhat skeptical reader, I wondered why, when Taylor wrote than once that Jim offered only a rare smile, and that communication was not his specialty, that she saw no warning signs at all of his impending abandonment Similarly, I wondered why she was so financially constrained before receiving her settlement, given that she had worked as a public school teacher for thirty years surely she would have had some retirement funds and had written that before her second marriage she felt financially secure.Still, my heart went out to Taylor as she climbed out of her initial despondency to rebuild her life after divorce She finds part time work supervising student teachers at a local college, and through therapy and friendships, reclaims her sense of self and self worth She eventually understands that her husband s cruel words, while aimed at her, did not make them true Taylor taps into her inner resiliency to find a new peace, to try new social situations, and to bask in the joy of her friendships and the love of her daughters.I wish Taylor had been specific in the final chapter of the book, where she writes about challenging herself with new social experiences and enjoying music each day but isn t specific about what these experiences are Additionally, the last chapter sounds a little like a speech, repeating things she had already written about finding resiliency and choosing optimism Still, this is an absorbing read that any woman finding herself adrift and alone in late mid life will find both inspiring and strengthening Judy Gruenfor Story Circle Book Reviewsreviewing books by, for, and about women flag Like see review Oct 09, 2018 Janilyn Kocher rated it it was amazing Two Minus One is a memoir about a woman who had to rebuild her life twice, at 40 and at 60 Her second husband blindsided her By announcing he was done with the marriage The book focuses mostly on her recovery and her ability to establish a life based on her needs and wants and no one else s She was fortunate to have supportive friends, family, and therapists It s a good motivational read for anyone facing difficult challenges The one aspect that puzzled me and the author never addressed was Two Minus One is a memoir about a woman who had to rebuild her life twice, at 40 and at 60 Her second husband blindsided her By announcing he was done with the marriage The book focuses mostly on her recovery and her ability to establish a life based on her needs and wants and no one else s She was fortunate to have supportive friends, family, and therapists It s a good motivational read for anyone facing difficult challenges The one aspect that puzzled me and the author never addressed was her own pension or lack of one According to her she worked for over thirty years as a teacher, yet she claims she was without income without her husband s support Thanks to NetGalley for the advance read flag Like see review Jan 08, 2019 Donna Cameron rated it it was amazing I love reading memoir for the opportunity to glimpse other people s lives and at the same time ask how I would respond in similar circumstances Kathryn Taylor s memoir did not disappoint it was a thought provoking chronicle of how a woman faces betrayal, abandonment, and the shattering of both her dreams and her reality It was gratifying to follow her journey of healing and discovery, and to watch her self awareness blossom It was inspiring to see her consciously avoid self pity or bitterness I love reading memoir for the opportunity to glimpse other people s lives and at the same time ask how I would respond in similar circumstances Kathryn Taylor s memoir did not disappoint it was a thought provoking chronicle of how a woman faces betrayal, abandonment, and the shattering of both her dreams and her reality It was gratifying to follow her journey of healing and discovery, and to watch her self awareness blossom It was inspiring to see her consciously avoid self pity or bitterness Two Minus One is a powerful reminder that heartbreak isn t permanent, and that what grows from the ashes may be what we need most flag Like see review Nov 20, 2018 April Greissinger rated it liked it Big thanks for BookSparks for my free review copy part of the Magic of Memoir Blog Tour 2018 Kathryn remarried, retired from her 30 year profession, sold her home and relocated to accommodate her new husband s career However, one day out of the blue her told her that he was done with their marriage This was a story of loss, betrayal, rebuilding, and friendship I wanted to give Kathryn a big hug while reading this, but I am so proud of the way she got through this hardship and how it shaped Big thanks for BookSparks for my free review copy part of the Magic of Memoir Blog Tour 2018 Kathryn remarried, retired from her 30 year profession, sold her home and relocated to accommodate her new husband s career However, one day out of the blue her told her that he was done with their marriage This was a story of loss, betrayal, rebuilding, and friendship I wanted to give Kathryn a big hug while reading this, but I am so proud of the way she got through this hardship and how it shaped her into the amazing woman she is today Memoirs are so special, since they allow us to get a firsthand look at someone else s life and struggles experiences that they go through, and ultimately what has shaped them into the people they are today I could not relate to these experiences, but I believe this particular story will help so many people who are struggling with divorce now I loved getting to see firsthand how she worked through this awful struggle and came out on top in the other side Such a heartbreaking story and a beautiful transformation flag Like see review Oct 30, 2018 Crystal Zavala rated it really liked it Shelves booksparks First, let me say that I love this cover Two Minus One is a petite memoir about Kathy s grey divorce Kathy had been a single Mom and met her new husband before he decided to divorce his first wife Kathy s second husband asked for a divorce out of the blue and this memoir is about the difficulties of moving past this abrupt ending to their marriage.At first, I wasn t sure that I could relate to Kathy s divorce because the difference in her age and my age, but in the end I felt like anyone tha First, let me say that I love this cover Two Minus One is a petite memoir about Kathy s grey divorce Kathy had been a single Mom and met her new husband before he decided to divorce his first wife Kathy s second husband asked for a divorce out of the blue and this memoir is about the difficulties of moving past this abrupt ending to their marriage.At first, I wasn t sure that I could relate to Kathy s divorce because the difference in her age and my age, but in the end I felt like anyone that have gone through a divorce that is not their own choice will be able to relate to Kathy In my opinion Kathy was being gaslit at the end so that her husband could leave without a guilty conscience The flow of writing was quick and easy to read I am glad that Kathy s chose the form of writing to help move past her divorce I tend to enjoy memoirs where I feel like I got to know the author and I find myself wanting to give them advice or support them in their journeys This is one of those memoirs flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 03, 2018 Francine rated it it was amazing Kathryn Taylor writes an articulate memoir of a painful divorce which was totally unexpected She upturned her life after her future husband courted her ardently, in order to live the life he designed, and then he left suddenly This well written book could be a manual for how to get through this experience and find oneself again Highly recommend for any woman going through a divorce, especially one she didn t want flag Like see review Nov 10, 2018 Diane Pomerantz rated it it was amazing In her memoir, Two Minus One, Taylor offers a poignant and well crafted account of what it is like to be sixty years old, believing you are happily married one day, only to discover the next, having missed all of the clues, that you ve been abandoned This is certainly a story that demonstrates the powerful ways in which love is blind This is a human story, one of vulnerability, insight and resilience Highly recommended flag Like see review Nov 15, 2018 Shelby Sieg rated it it was amazing Eloquently and heartfelt written, Taylor s words describe betrayal at its finest Under inconceivable circumstances and the curve balls life throws at her, Taylor picks herself back up and perseveres A story of love, abandonment, friendship, courage and strength that anyone can relate to After all, the saddest thing about betrayal is that is never comes from your enemies flag Like see review Dec 06, 2018 Jan Romes rated it it was amazing This is an incredible memoir of heartbreak and deception, the quest to regain balance and survive, growth and eventually joy I felt the author s anguish and I teared up a few times as she unfurled the circumstances that tore her world apart The journey was brutal, but in the end she triumphed I applaud the author for baring her soul and sharing how she got her life right side up again flag Like see review previous 1 2 3 4 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity RABT Book Tours Two Minus One by Kathryn Taylor 1 2 Nov 06, 2018 04 38AM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed

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      • Kathryn Taylor

        Kathryn Taylor was born at the Great Lakes Naval Station near Chicago, Illinois and spent much of her life in the Chicagoland area She is a retired teacher and had taught in the schools of Illinois, California, and Virginia before her retirement and relocation to South Carolina It was there where she wrote her book, Two Minus One A Memoir following the unexpected abandonment by her second husba Kathryn Taylor was born at the Great Lakes Naval Station near Chicago, Illinois and spent much of her life in the Chicagoland area She is a retired teacher and had taught in the schools of Illinois, California, and Virginia before her retirement and relocation to South Carolina It was there where she wrote her book, Two Minus One A Memoir following the unexpected abandonment by her second husband An avid reader, enthusiastic traveler, and incurable beach lover, she resides outside of Charleston, SC, which affords her the opportunity to enjoy all three of her favorite past times This is her first book


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    1. Reviewed on 5171 Miles Book Blog Thank you to BookSparks for allowing me to be a part of the Magic of Memoir Blog Tour this fall Be sure to check out the BookSparks site to view the rest of the line up Never in a million years would I have guessed I d an enjoy a memoir centered around divorce, but from the moment I picked up this book, I was completely absorbed in the author s story The writing in this book feels as if you have sat down for a deep conversation over lunch with a close frie [...]


    2. While reading Two Minus One only one word comes to mind MEN CAN BE JERKS And I say that with an attitude This was a fast read and I read it in just a couple of hours This book is about a woman who s husband decides out of the blue he doesn t want to be married any and it s her raw words of how she dealt with it all and started over Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing this book for my honest opinion.


    3. Divorce is never easy and divorce later in life grey divorce is even worse This is the true account of Kathryn Taylor How she fell in love and never saw the ending of her marriage coming Blindsided by an opportunist that was suppose to love her This book is very helpful for someone going through a divorce It lets you know someone else has been through it and what they did to manage That it is okay to go to therapy and seek council in your best interest You can learn a great deal from th Divorce [...]


    4. What a surprising book this was I was thoroughly engrossed in Kathryn s story and how she was just so honest and frank Kathryn and her husband started their relationship as neighbours, then friends and then lovers and marriage After blending their families together and moving for husbands job, Kathryn thought things were going well She had no knowledge how things would turn.On a weekend away to visit Husband s dying brother, in the car he say s I m done with the marriage and don t want to What a [...]


    5. I know countless people can relate to this book and find hope in their own situations Kathryn Taylor has shared her heartache with us and allowed us to walk through the healing process with her Healing doesn t come quick and easy but almost always takes time and perseverance This book is a reminder to all of us that life can go on, and we can grow and enjoy life than ever


    6. This is a brave, brave book A woman of that certain age , who is not discontented with her single life, takes a well considered second chance on love and marriage, leaving a 30 year career, house, hometown, friends and family, to relocate with her new husband for his job In a heart stoppingly short period of time, he leaves in a profanity laced cloud of nonnegotiable accusations There she is no income, no support network, no discernible future What would you do In Taylor s case, you dive, This i [...]


    7. Two Minus One is a memoir by Kathryn Taylor, released today Thank you to booksparks for sending me a copy as part of the Magic of Memoir tour.Kathryn tells the tale of what her life was like when her husband decides one day that he does not want to be married any She had recently moved away from family and retired from her 30 year profession in order to support his career, so she finds herself alone and too old to start again Two Minus One follows her divorce and attempts to rebuild her Two Min [...]


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