When All Balls Drop: The Upside of Losing Everything
By Heidi Siefkas
Genre: Non-fiction, memoir
Publication Date: August 25, 2014
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Heidi Siefkas was a happily married, globetrotting professional who seemingly had it all—until a tree limb in New York’s Hudson River Valley struck her down, breaking her neck and leaving her unconscious. Suddenly, life as she knew it stopped. She lost her independence. She lost her career. She watched her marriage disintegrate as she confronted a trail of devastating lies about her husband’s double life.
She had lost all that mattered, but she was a survivor. She fought to restore her health, repair her broken heart, and rebuild herself. Along the way, she gained clarity about her core values, ultimately coming to a deeper understanding of what it means to have it all.
Through down-to-earth, short vignettes, When All Balls Drop shows us how it’s possible to “look up” in spite of pain, deceit, and loss. Heidi’s memoir–rich with hope and humor–inspires anyone who’s had to confront tragedy and reassess their life in the wake of life-altering events.
It feels a bit twisted to say how much you loved a memoir written by a woman who shares her tragic story of breaking her neck and ending her marriage, but it was truly an inspirational story. Heidi Siefkas writes about a gigantic tree limb that fell on her head resulting in a broken neck and facial injuries. Prior to the accident she had come across evidence of her husband cheating on her for over a year.
This memoir is about Heidi’s recovery in all the ways you can imagine – physical, mental, and spiritual (in a non-religious, eye-opening way.) She calls her dear friends her “clan” which I adore and her sense of humor does not fail her throughout the intense healing journey. I felt all the feels while reading this and love that the phrase, “Here’s to looking up!” now holds a brand new meaning for me.
Heidi Siefkas is an author and adventurer. Originally from small-town Wisconsin, she lives in Kauai and also calls the Midwest and South Florida home. Heidi is currently crafting a sequel to her memoir, When All Balls Drop, embracing both her wanderlust and love of writing by documenting her many travels. You can connect with Heidi at www.heidisiefkas.com, Facebook, and Twitter.
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