Bobblehead Dad by Jim Higley
25 Life Lessons I Forgot I Knew

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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.

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Jim Higley is the Bobblehead Dad--writer, speaker, life observer, and cancer warrior. He is the inaugural winner of the "World's Greatest Dad" Challenge, a nationwide contest sponsored by Procter & Gamble Production's Man of the House magazine. Higley's weekly fatherhood column, "Bobblehead Dad," is published in the Chicago Tribune's TribLocal. He is also a featured contributor for other national online publications, including The Good Men Project and Man of the House. His favorite role, however, is being “Dad” to his three kids.
Published June 1, 2011 by Greenleaf Book Group Press. 201 pages
Genres: Self Help. Non-fiction

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A cancer survivor shares insights spurred by his childhood that helped him redefine his outlook on life during his illness.

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I was nervous when I first picked up Bobblehead Dad, Jim Higley’s new memoir about his battle with cancer.

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Thirty years later as a father of three, Higley realized, “I was much like that bobblehead, going through the motions of life – perfect smile and all - just bouncing away.” For many dads, preoccupied with daily demands, it is easier to nod and smile.

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