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Performed by the author featuring original music by Nick Cordero.

Amanda Kloots bravely reflects on love, loss, and life with her husband, Broadway star, and Tony Award nominee Nick Cordero, whose public battle with COVID-19 and tragic death made headlines around the world.

In March 2020, Broadway star and Tony Award nominee Nick Cordero was hospitalized for what he and his wife, Amanda Kloots, believed to be a severe case of pneumonia. Entering the hospital, they had every reason to believe that Nick - a young father and otherwise healthy man - would return home. After an eventual diagnosis of COVID-19 that led to Nick’s being placed on a ventilator, Amanda took to documenting their journey on social media, showing the dangers COVID-19 posed to everyone, regardless of age. Her updates quickly captivated millions, inspiring people around the globe to dance each day to Nick’s song “Live Your Life” and offer positive thoughts and prayer. When he passed away after 95 grueling days in the ICU, the world grieved for Amanda, her infant son, Elvis, and the future COVID-19 had snatched away from them.

Live Your Life is the story of Nick and Amanda’s life together - of their beautiful relationship, of Nick’s dramatic fight for survival, of those sudden tragic months that permanently changed her world and ours - and of their interrupted future as a family. From the confusing early days of his illness to searching for signs of hope in every update from the doctors to the healing sound of Elvis’s laughter, Amanda details how she approached even the most devastating moments with the personal optimism and faith that have shaped her life. Written with her sister Anna Kloots, who was with her every step of this journey, Live Your Life explores how Amanda’s willingness to accept help from an entire community of people - friends, family, and even total strangers - played a vital role in enduring this hardship. In the process, she offers a touching meditation on how even the worst times have silver linings that deepen our connections to the world around us and to the people who matter most.

What emerges is an inspiring and unexpectedly uplifting message for life in the time of COVID, a vision of courage for anyone coping with overwhelming loss or the collective trauma of what the pandemic has taken from us. A poignant reflection on love, hope, motherhood, and the transformational power of music, Live Your Life is a love letter to Nick and a reminder that, sometimes, celebrating life today is the only path through tomorrow’s darkness.

©2021 Amanda Kloots and Anna Kloots (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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A must read

This was such a beautiful story that moved me from tears to laughs back to tears and every emotion in between. Like many I had followed Amanda’s journey on Instagram and I think it’s safe to say I was blown away with this book and hearing her story. Amanda your courage is inspiring and this is definitely a book everyone should read!

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On Chapter 5 and I LOVE IT

I just wanted to make a review even though I just started. I will update when finished. I have followed Amanda's story since the beginning and I feel like I was right there with them. Such a beautiful story so far. Can't wait to hear the whole thing!

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A Must Read

Amanda and Anna wrote an emotional and detailed rollercoaster memoir of positivity, hope, resiliency and forever love. Thank you for allowing us "behind the curtain" of a family dealing with Covid but more importantly, yours and Nick's story. Forever grateful!

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Beautiful and heartbreaking story!

Amanda narrates this story so beautifully! Her husbands loss is extremely sad and hard but you get to see a strong, resilient, and positive wife and mother. I story about faith, love, fighting and never giving up. Showing the world the love of humanity when an entire community comes together in the most difficult time. A story about family and sisterhood.

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I’m happy I bought the audio book!

Wow. Listening to Amanda tell her and Nick’s story brings this book to a whole different level of captivating. I found myself crying when her voice would crack. I had followed along on Nick’s journey from the start and this book felt like such a peaceful way to close the chapter of what happened to this family, all while getting to learn about how awesome of a person Nick was. I absolutely recommend!

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Amazing

Wow! I don’t know what to say. Listening to Amanda tell her story is heartbreaking, uplifting and gives you all the feels. It’s a tragic story but her look on life is inspiring and powerful. Her bond with her sister and brother are so strong. If you want to laugh and cry give this a a listen. Get the tissues!
If you still wonder if COVID is real, you need to read his book.

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A BEAUTIFUL STORY

If you listen to only one book in your life time it has to be this one! DON’T READ IT listen to it the beauty of this story is captured by author. I feel something would be lost in reading and the emotions she makes you feel. I have listened to hundreds of books but nothing so heartfelt as this one and her timing was perfect for what COVID has put us all through. Amanda’s beautiful spirit will make you cry but at the same time admire her for her strength and the ability to see the best in people. If I was to pick just one thing from Amanda it would be her AMAZING positive spirit through out her whole ordeal. It goes without saying this was my favourite book of all time she makes you feel you are right with her

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Amazing and inspiring

This story was truly inspiring and honest. The fact that Amanda kloots narrated the story made it so much more amazing! Thank you Amanda for sharing your story with me and the rest of the world. We love you!!

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Life Changing

I believe this book will be life changing for many people. Often we take so many things in life for granted. This is a beautiful love story between a husband and wife who fought hard for each other right until the end. It focuses on the importance of a tight family unit and how beneficial it is in our lowest times. The bond between Amanda and Anna is so beautiful. Amanda’s strength is such an inspiration.

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An incredible story of love, hope, the importance of family and living your life!

I followed Amanda Kloots on Instagram during the time when her husband, Nick Cordero, was in the hospital battling Covid-19. Amanda’s faith was incredible to witness as she walked through this season with her husband, her son, Elvis. Nick never got his Code Rocky but his legacy will remain. The challenge for all of us is to truly live our lives each and every day. Thank you Amanda & Anna for sharing your story with the world!

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  • Kat
  • 2021-06-28

We thought we knew, but we had no idea...

so glad I listened to this book. I may need to buy the actual book to re-read again. Hearing Amanda reading the book and all the heartfelt emotions pouring out. like I said, if you followed Nick, Amanda and the whole family during Nivks fight we had no idea. the strength this woman has is amazing.
Nick was an amazing person, though I never knew him well he sure was something else and anyone who met him knew how special and caring he was.
All my love to Amanda and Elvis and both the families ♡

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  • Jennifer Galang
  • 2021-06-16

Heart wrenching and beautiful

I finished this book the day it came out and sobbed multiple times through out. It’s not just a story of loss during Covid-19 but also the power of love, hope, community and most of all the power of positivity.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-06-18

Privilege

I am grateful that Amanda realizes the privilege she was afford while Nick was ill. If you or a family member have faced or are facing an ongoing medical crisis this is a very hard book to read, because the central theme of the story is privilege and that is so hard to miss when you are living on the other side of it. I hope that now as an author, tv personality, influencer and more Amanda can not only acknowledge how privilege played a role in her experiences, but bring awareness and change to those that are fighting the same or similar battles everyday that do not have the privilege of friends in high places, fans with lots of money and more. This story shows glimpses of a frustrating and broken healthcare system, now imagine if you were faced with that without the private medical team, a doctor on call 24/7, a huge gofundme account, and all of the amazing attention, support and help that this tragic story garnered.

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  • Jennifer Albano
  • 2021-06-18

Incredible story of love and loss

I followed Amanda on Instagram throughout Nick’s time in the hospital and would look for her updates throughout the day just hoping for her miracle. I so appreciate her sharing the good times with the hard through her grieving process.

Like another reviewer, I was wondering what more would be revealed since she was so candid on Instagram and like the other person, I am blown away by everything that she went through. We should all be so lucky to have a strong support system in our darkest days.

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  • staceybee
  • 2021-06-19

Beautiful, sweet, heartbreaking

I was actually too scared to follow Nick’s journey in real-time. COVID had made my sister, who lives in Italy, so sick, that I had a mental break in March of 2020.

This story is so beautiful, and hearing Amanda deliver it without holding back emotion was the best way to hear this story.

However, it may make a lot of people upset. Those who had sick or dying family members in the hospital unable to visit them. Those who could not afford a private doctor, those who did not have direct access to so many other doctors that were 100% focused on their loved one, those who had friends and connections in high places that gave them opportunities the rest of us could never even conceive of in 2020.

This is an inspiring and gut-wrenching story told from a place of love & gratitude but also immense privilege. I laughed, I cried, but I also cringed thinking of the hundreds of thousands of other COVID patients and their families and their experience with losing their loved one versus this experience. Amanda does acknowledge the privilege here & there, but it felt more of a toss-in than a real understanding & true appreciation of “it’s not what you know, it’s WHO you know.”

I still recommend this book. It captures life in the time of COVID and does indeed show the amazing power of love, faith, and family.

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  • julie
  • 2021-06-19

must read live your life

such a tragic story but Amanda Kloots is a brave and honest woman and I love her!

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  • Allyse Spisak
  • 2021-06-19

Grace in Tragedy

Like so many people, I have followed Nick and Amanda’s story since it was first in the media. I was always amazed with the grace, strength and positivity she showed throughout the most difficult time in her life. I thought I knew their story, but after listening to Amanda tell her story in her own words, I am even more amazed.

It is such a beautiful display of grace in tragedy, from how she interacted with the doctors and staff at the hospital, to how she made sure Elvis never felt that anxiety or sadness. She and Nick will forever be in my heart.

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  • E. Gandarilla
  • 2021-06-19

Life your life WOW !

I never read a book with so much honesty, it has you crying one moment laughing the next ! It’s like you were there part of what was happening wanting all to be fine imagining that thru all the hear ache there was togetherness there was hope there was love , truly made me think that there are people willing to help and be human that humanity still gave me hope .thank you kloots family , thank you Cordero family for sharing this beautiful part of your Life .
Tania Gandarilla

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  • Mike M
  • 2021-06-19

Inspirational at its core

I bought the book and just had to hear the audio as well. Amanda’s positivity and determination to advocate for her husband is just incredible and inspirational.

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  • AmazonGuy
  • 2021-06-19

Beautiful! Soulful! A book of this time but also timeless!

Amanda Kloots along with her sister, Anna Kloots, have shared a story of love, loss and life after loss so honestly and bravely. At a time of such devastating sorrow they have created something beautiful and transformative. I laughed and cried alongside them on this journey. This is essentially an uplifting book because there is grace- the ability to see the goodness in life and people and a faith in what we can’t see but know is there - eternally. Love.

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  • S. Melton
  • 2021-06-18

Heart-wrenching and beautiful!

A powerful story of love, loss, family and positivity. I’m so glad the author narrated this herself. Her authentic emotions coming through in her own voice was so powerful, nobody else could have narrated this book. I laughed with her, felt her frustrations, and bawled my eyes out. I’ll continue to follow her and Elvis’ story on Instagram and pray for healing for her and her family. So glad I bought this audiobook!

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