Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity, and the Perfect Knuckleball

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Penguin, Mar 29, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages
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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.
 

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User Review  - Caryn.Rose - LibraryThing

I am a big fan of R.A. Dickey and find his story inspiring, but this book is, unfortunately, not. The first half of the book, I was encouraged that this would be somehow different than other baseball ... Read full review

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User Review  - utbw42 - LibraryThing

A book that made a major impression on me. I was amazed at the story and events that make up R.A. Dickey. A devout Christian, Dickey describes how his calling from God has helped him on his journey ... Read full review

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Contents

THE WORST NIGHT l EVER
FAITH ON WALNUT
VOLUNTEERING FOR DUTY
CHAPTER ELEyEN REDHAWK REDUX
THE BOTTOM
CHAPTER sEyENTEEN RULE FIVE SURPRISE
ITI DWELLER
Copyright

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R.A. Dickey of the Toronto Blue Jays is one of the premier pitchers in baseball.  In 2012 while playing for the New York Mets, he became the first knuckleballer to win the National League Cy Young Award, major league baseball’s highest honor for a pitcher.  He has also written for the New York Times and is working on a young adult edition of Wherever I Wind Up and two children’s books. When not on the road with his team, 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. 

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