Two Minus One: A Memoir

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 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 wo...

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Title:Two Minus One: A Memoir
Author:Kathryn Taylor
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:Two Minus One: A Memoir
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback

Two Minus One: A Memoir Reviews

  • Kristine
    Sep 16, 2018
    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. ...
  • Diane Pomerantz
    Nov 10, 2018
    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 d...
  • Francine
    Nov 03, 2018
    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 t...
  • Amy Gatliff
    Aug 06, 2018
    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 bo...
  • Lisa
    Nov 06, 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 more. She had rece...
  • Vanessa
    Sep 03, 2018
    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 ...
  • Donna Everhart
    Nov 12, 2018
    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, sol...
  • Ameera
    Nov 24, 2018
    The writing style was a bit off for me. But the book might be helpful to those who find themselves in a similar situation. ...
  • Nan Williams
    Aug 27, 2018
    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...
  • Janilyn Kocher
    Oct 09, 2018
    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...
  • Susan Peterson
    Oct 21, 2018
    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 wonder...
  • Ellen Notbohm
    Jan 10, 2019
    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 he...
  • Jill Anderson
    Sep 21, 2018
    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 glim...
  • Bonnie Eldridge-labaff
    Nov 25, 2018
    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 ...
  • Lovely Loveday
    Jul 24, 2018
    Two Minus Oneis 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 p...
  • Ashley
    Nov 15, 2018
    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 cent...
  • Crystal Zavala
    Oct 30, 2018
    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 abo...
  • Story Circle Book Reviews
    Nov 09, 2018
    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...
  • Kayo
    Aug 17, 2018
    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 b...
  • Sherri Thacker
    Sep 17, 2018
    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 anymore and it...
  • Lindsay Hoffman
    Mar 31, 2019
    I met Kathryn by chance in Barnes and Noble while she was signing her book. I normally don?t approach tables set up for fear of being pulled into something I am not interested in. However, I felt drawn to the table by the inviting smile on her face. I am not currently going through a...
  • Donna Cameron
    Jan 08, 2019
    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 s...
  • Janet Graham
    Sep 11, 2018
    Thriving Solo After Divorce Through 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 ...
  • April Greissinger
    Nov 20, 2018
    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...
  • BookGypsy
    Aug 05, 2018
    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 someo...
  • Denise
    Nov 06, 2018
    When a woman is blindsided by the one person she admires, trusts and loves so deeply......you 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 writ...
  • Mary-Ann
    Aug 07, 2018
    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 ...
  • Aggie
    Sep 21, 2018
    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! ...
  • Literary Soirée
    Sep 16, 2018
    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, unwa...
  • Lorrie Griffith
    Aug 05, 2018
    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 pu...