Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest For Truth, Authenticity And The Perfect Knuckleball by R A DickeyWherever I Wind Up: My Quest For Truth, Authenticity And The Perfect Knuckleball by R A Dickey

Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest For Truth, Authenticity And The Perfect Knuckleball

byR A Dickey

Hardcover | February 11, 2014

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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.

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 chil...
Title:Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest For Truth, Authenticity And The Perfect KnuckleballFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.25 × 6.5 × 1.25 inPublished:February 11, 2014Publisher:Blue Rider PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399158154

ISBN - 13:9780399158155


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rewarding Read Well written and honest depiction of the persuit of a dream by over coming personal adversities. This book demonstrates that the strength to achieve a dream and deal with an unbelievable number of dead ends is by the belief that God has a plan. I hadn't expected to be reminded of the importance of letting God show you the way when I decided to read what I thought was just a baseball story.
Date published: 2015-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Great book. Mental fortitude pays off, you just need Patience and persistence.
Date published: 2014-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read this book Honest and Inspirational!!
Date published: 2014-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wherever I Wind Up Very inspirational. I know that the game is 90% mental 10% physical. But to have to reverse that to make a new way of living is miraculous. Praise be to God.
Date published: 2013-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Candid stuff from a current Jays star! Written just before his Cy-Young season, this is a stellar read. Not overly ghosted, either. Dickey has a strong voice, and his story is an uplifting one.
Date published: 2013-01-10

Editorial Reviews

"R.A. Dickey's book is unlike any other professional athlete's autobiography you have ever read. And that is a very good thing."
- Mike Bauman, MLB.com