By Jim Higley
An inspirational account of 1 dad's amazing trip via melanoma, fatherhood, and a number of other forgotten lifestyles lessons--and the invention of 1 life-changing gift
Jim Higley used to be a forty-year-old bobblehead. similar to these figurines with outsized, bouncy heads, he'd put on a smiling face and bobble via his anxious, overflowing days.
Higley's bobbling got here to a screeching halt with the prognosis of melanoma, surgical procedure, and a summer season of therapeutic. greater than a melanoma tale, notwithstanding, Bobblehead Dad places you in a entrance row seat because the writer discovers the illuminating parallels among occasions in his adolescence and his maturity. Higley, whose weekly fatherhood column seems to be within the Chicago Tribune's TribLocal, unwraps poignant classes from his relations heritage with wealthy, vibrant element. His tale reveals which means in easy moments and the folk who fill them--including the shock discovery of his most crucial lesson, which have been quietly awaiting over thirty years.
Written in a casual yet eloquent kind, Bobblehead Dad keeps you guffawing, crying and--most importantly--thinking. Higley's designated storytelling rhythm, mixed with a knack for dealing with heavy subject matters with an embraceable voice, fast attracts you into his experiences--while launching you by yourself trip of self-discovery and mirrored image.
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Extra resources for Bobblehead Dad: 25 Life Lessons I Forgot I Knew
She never got sick, but she went to appointments regularly with an old man named Dr. ” She treated herself to a weekly visit to the beauty parlor. She rarely drank, but her eyes would light up when someone offered her an occasional strawberry daiquiri. Her world was her sons. She was the lioness, and we were her cubs. And while she was quick to put each of us in our place when needed, God help the foolish soul who ever crossed or criticized any of her offspring. She didn’t mince her words. She said what was on her mind.
For me, that meant my business obligations in the coming days. With a few phone calls, my work distractions were gone, handed over to trusted colleagues who—not to my surprise—eagerly jumped into my life and took responsibility for handling my workload for as long as necessary. I felt organized. Now I was ready for the primary task of focusing only on what was important. And I still had more than twenty-four hours before I was scheduled to see my doctor. Things were coming together. With a fresh cup of coffee in front of me, I pulled out a pen, a highlighter, a notepad, and my two books.
I knew he was important because he not only had an office, he had an office with gold letters on his door that spelled out his name: Robert L. Higley. He also had a lock on his door, a clear signal to me he was a man with clout. Beyond that, my dad’s business world was a dark hole. I did know one thing about my dad’s job, however. I knew what he did at the plant every Saturday morning. He sorted mail. I knew this because I was allowed to witness this task weekly. My Saturday journey to my dad’s office was always the same.
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