This is an inspirational account of a typical dad's extraordinary journey through several forgotten life lessons -- and the discovery of one life-changing gift.
Jim Higley was a forty-year-old bobblehead. Just like those collectible figurines -- with an oversized head on a bouncy spring -- he had put on a smiling face and bobble through his hectic, overflowing days.
Higley's bobbling comes to a screeching halt with the diagnosis of cancer and a summer of healing.
But this is not only a cancer story. This book gives the reader a front row seat in the author's discovery of illuminating parallels between the events of his childhood and adulthood, as he delves into his family history with rich, vivid detail.
Through humorous and poignant memories, "Bobblehead Dad" unwraps lessons from the past -- revealing meaning in simple moments and the people who fill them -- including the surprise discovery of Higley's most important lesson, quietly waiting for over thirty years.
Written in an informal but eloquent voice, the book keeps readers laughing, crying and -- most importantly -- thinking about their own life journey.
Higley's distinctive storytelling rhythm, combined with a knack for handling heavy topics with an embraceable voice, quickly draws readers into his experiences -- while launching them on their own journey of self-discovery and reflection.