Author: Heidi Siefkas
Genre: Non-Fiction, Inspirational, Memoir
The true story of a survivor
who through losing everything,
redefined having it all
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.
I was thrown into the story right away, from the heartbreaking accident the author went through, and through her struggle to regain all the things she lost, to how she regained clarity about her core values and came to a deeper understanding about herself and the world.
The writing style is, like the synopsis says, down-to-earth and easy to relate to. It’s inspiring, rich, complex, with a good dose of humor and hope. It shows the value of “looking up”, and how we should never give up, no matter what life throws at us.