Two Minus One by Kathryn Taylor

Two Minus One

“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 proc...

Details Two Minus One

TitleTwo Minus One
Release DateNov 6th, 2018
PublisherShe Writes Press
GenreAutobiography, Memoir, Nonfiction

Reviews Two Minus One

  • Sherri Thacker
    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’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.
  • BookGypsy
    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...
  • Vanessa
    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...
  • Amy Gatliff
    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 more than ever!
  • Kayo
    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.
  • Jill Anderson
    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...
  • Lorrie Griffith
    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 ...
  • Susan Peterson
    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.
  • Aggie
    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
    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...
  • Kristine
    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.
  • Janet Graham
    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...
  • Mary-Ann
    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.
  • Lovely Loveday
    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 neve...
  • Crystal Zavala
    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 surprise ending.At first, I wasn't sure that I could relate to Kathy's divorce because of the age gap, but in the end I felt lik...
  • Nan Williams
    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 hers...
  • Janilyn Kocher
    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 ...