I am celebrating both my One Year Blogoversary and my birthday this month, so I will be offering giveaways every day from November 9th to the 13th!
Today's prize is a memoir from a cancer survivor. It is is a brand new paperback copy of Bobblehead Dad: 25 Life Lessons I Forgot I Knew by Jim Higley. This book was obtained at the BEA, so there is a note from the author inside plus a matching bookmark and a coupon code to obtain an ebook copy of this book free of charge from the author if you prefer to read it on your e-reader.
I have not yet had a chance to read this book myself, however, I do have my own copy. If you enjoy reading nonfiction or autobiographies/memoirs or inspirational stories, I think you would enjoy this.
An inspirational account of one dad's extraordinary journey through cancer, fatherhood, and 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 oversized, bouncy heads, he'd put on a smiling face and bobble through his hectic, overflowing days.
Higley's bobbling came to a screeching halt with the diagnosis of cancer, surgery, and a summer of healing. More than a cancer story, however, Bobblehead Dad puts you in a front row seat as the author discovers the illuminating parallels between events in his childhood and his adulthood. Higley, whose weekly fatherhood column appears in the Chicago Tribune's TribLocal, unwraps poignant lessons from his family history with rich, vivid detail. His story reveals meaning in simple moments and the people who fill them--including the surprise discovery of his most important lesson, which had been quietly waiting for over thirty years.
Written in an informal but eloquent style, Bobblehead Dad will keep you laughing, crying and--most importantly--thinking. Higley's distinctive storytelling rhythm, combined with a knack for handling heavy topics with an embraceable voice, quickly draws you into his experiences--while launching you on your own journey of self-discovery and reflection.