Wherever I Wind up

Wherever I Wind up

My Quest for Truth, Authenticity, and the Perfect Knuckleball

Book - 2012
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"A memoir written by baseball pitcher R.A. Dickey"--
Publisher: New York : Blue Rider Press, c2012.
ISBN: 9780452299016
Characteristics: 340 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.) ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Coffey, Wayne R.

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Bookworm1136
Mar 06, 2020

3 1/2 star read. This non-fiction book is an interesting memoir. Subtitled "My guest for truth, authenticity and the perfect knuckle ball", it is a book about an athlete, his life before and during his baseball career, and his determination to overcome his childhood traumas and succeed in a tough business. Dickey was a number 1 draft pick who lost out on his chance when an xray showed he was missing his ulnar collateral ligament. Sent to the farm teams, he rattled around doing well and trying to get back to the big leagues. After a near drowning in the Missouri River, he changed most everything in his life, getting therapy to help him overcome traumas from his childhood that were holding him back, trying hard to restore his marriage to Anne and become a better man, husband and father, and learning how to throw a knuckleball properly to keep him playing baseball and fulfill his dreams. This was an interesting read.

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JamesRimmer
Sep 12, 2016

Very well written, very moving. As a big baseball fan it made me appreciate much more the humanity of those I watch on the field.

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ecifani
Jun 26, 2014

Before I appreciated the knuckleball, but this book made me want to learn to throw one.

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andrewzo
Aug 30, 2013

Not a baseball fan, but I absolutely enjoyed this autobiography. Incredibly inspiring. Stories of redemption, chasing dreams and faith.

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