Wherever I Wind Up
My Quest for Truth, Authenticity, and the Perfect Knuckleball
R.A. Dickey & Wayne Coffey
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With a new epilogue by author R.A. Dickey, winner of the 2012 Cy Young award
"An astounding memoir--haunting and touching, courageous and wise." - Jeremy Schaap, bestselling author, Emmy award-winning journalist, ESPN
In 1996, R.A. Dickey was the Texas Rangers’ much-heralded No. 1 draft choice. Then, a routine physical revealed that his right elbow was missing its ulnar collateral ligament, and his lifelong dream—along with his $810,000 signing bonus—was ripped away. Yet, despite twice being consigned to baseball’s scrap heap, Dickey battled back. Sustained by his Christian faith, the love of his wife and children, and a relentless quest for self-awareness, Dickey is now the starting pitcher for the Toronoto Blue Jays (he was previously a star pitcher for the New York Mets) and one of the National League’s premier players, as well as the winner of the 2012 Cy Young award.
In Wherever I Wind Up, Dickey eloquently shares his quintessentially American tale of overcoming extraordinary odds to achieve a game, a career, and a life unlike any other.
From Publishers Weekly
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Wherever I Wind Up
I have the book pre-ordered so this is premature but given the excerpt I read this morning I can't believe this will be anything but fantastic. Over the years interviews with baseball players have gotten more and more plastic, managed, sterile..... ie boring to the point of being completely uninteresting almost as if every agent has a master list of buzz words that every major league player must stick to in order to maximize their own commercial opportunities. There are a few exceptions - RA Dickey being the most obvious in the New York area. For those of you who read this review - please understand - if you read this book you will not be reading a typical, boring, myopic baseball star's self reflections. Ultimately my gut tells me this book will be a story of one man's journey through life (and baseball) that will ultimately be compared to other well written memoirs as opposed to a "baseball book".
Dickey is the man
A Must Read
Coming into this book, I could honestly say that I diddnt have high hopes. But the way R.A. Dickey talks about his past makes everybody look at him now and say, "he has come a long way"