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    Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity, and the Perfect Knuckleball (Hardback) By (author) R a Dickey, With Wayne Coffey

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    Description"The Glass Castle" meets "Ball Four" as Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey weaves searing honesty and baseball insight in this memoir about his unlikely journey to the big leagues. An English Lit major at the University of Tennessee, Dickey is as articulate and thoughtful as any professional athlete in any sport-and proves it page after page, as he provides fresh and honest insight into baseball and a career unlike any other. Fourteen years ago, Dickey was a heralded No. 1 draft choice of the Texas Rangers, only to have an $810,000 signing bonus, and his lifelong dream, ripped away by an X- ray-and the discovery that he did not have an ulna collateral ligament in his right elbow. Five years ago, he gave up a record six home runs in three innings to the Detroit Tigers-and was effectively consigned to the baseball scrap heap.Sustained by his profound Christian faith, the love of his wife and children, and a relentless quest for self-awareness and authenticity, the immensely likable Dickey details his transformation from a reckless, risk-taking loner to a grounded, life- affirming big leaguer. He emerged as one of the premier pitchers in the National League in 2010-and the knuckleballing embodiment of the wonders that perseverance and human wisdom can produce. Dickey views his story as one of redemption. Readers will come to see it as something more-a uniquely American story of beating back demons, listening to your heart, and overcoming extraordinary odds.


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    Title
    Wherever I Wind Up
    Subtitle
    My Quest for Truth, Authenticity, and the Perfect Knuckleball
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) R a Dickey, With Wayne Coffey
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 340
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780399158155
    ISBN 10: 0399158154
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGSA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4A
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    DC21: 796.357092
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14400
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000
    B&T Approval Code: A13707600
    BIC subject category V2: WSJT
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: E6
    B&T Approval Code: A09302025
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SPO003000
    DC22: 796.357092
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: GV865.D46 A3 2012
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: SFC, DNC, DNBS
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Blue Rider Press
    Imprint name
    Blue Rider Press
    Publication date
    29 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets is one of the premier pitchers in baseball. In 2012 he became the first knuckleballer to win the National League Cy Young Award, major league baseball's highest honor for a pitcher. Immensely popular with fans and deeply respected by his teammates, Dickey lives in Tennessee with his wife and four children. Wayne Coffey is an award-winning journalist for the "New York Daily News" and the author of more than thirty books, including "The Boys of Winter," a "New York""Times" bestselling chronicle of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team. A three-time Pulitzer nominee, he has long been regarded as one of best sports feature writers in the nation.
    Review quote
    "MLB's only active knuckleballer--boasts a story compelling enough to be told forthwith.... Dickey credits his faith with overcoming myriad trials both personal and professional, but it never feels as if he's preaching. Once an English-lit major and now a starting pitcher for the New York Mets, the author emerges as one of baseball's good guys, and someone who can write as well as he pitches. Dickey has set a new standard for athlete autobiographies." - "Publishers Weekly", Starred review