Title: When All Balls Drop
Author: Heidi Siefkas
Page Count/Review Word Count: 258
Disclaimer: While I aim to be unbiased, I received a copy of this for free to review.
It’s always nice to read a book that’s positive in its outlook, and somehow, Siefkas has managed to write a book that’s positive whilst being unflinchingly honest about how crappy life can be, at times. Basically, it’s Siefkas’ memoir, and it’s interesting because of her unusual circumstances – she looked like she had it all, including a high-flying job in marketing and a seemingly-happy relationship.
Then, out of nowhere, Siefkas was struck by a falling tree branch which almost killed her, and forced her to wear an unsightly cage whilst she recuperated. She also discovered that her husband was a cheat and a liar, and she lost her job when she still wasn’t ready to work after three months of statutory sick pay. For Siefkas, this was all of the balls dropping, but the book explores how she was able to pick them up again and to rebuild her life.
Witty, wise and simultaneously optimistic and depressing, When All Balls Drop was a fantastic read that helped me to put my life into perspective. I suffer from depression, and it’s easy to get drawn into a spiral of self-loathing, but books like this help you to put everything into perspective. They’re necessary, and I’m glad that not only did Seifkas write this, but also that she wrote it well.