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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 910L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Dial Books (March 26, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803740379
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803740372
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 1 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #526,946 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for Wherever I Wind Up:
“R.A. Dickey is one of the coolest athletes I’ve ever met.”
—George Vecsey, The New York Times
“Dickey has set a new standard for athlete autobiographies.”
Publishers Weekly, Starred review
“It's a gripping memoir, a brutally honest account...It might be the finest piece of nonfiction baseball writing since Ball Four.”
—Jon Wertheim, Sports Illustrated
"Wherever I Wind Up is an astounding memoir–haunting and touching, courageous and wise."
—Jeremy Schaap, bestselling author, Emmy award-winning journalist, ESPN 
"Nobody in baseball has overcome more obstacles than R.A. Dickey, and nobody writes about them with more honesty and insight...This is an awesome book by an awesome man."
—Orel Hershiser, ESPN Sunday Night Baseball analyst, former MLB All-Star
"A wonderful and powerful new memoir."
—Jim Caple, ESPN
"I can't recommend Wherever I Wind Up enough."
—Gary Cohen, SportsNet NY (SNY)
"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

About the Author

R.A. Dickey, a starting pitcher for the New York Mets, won 20 games and the National League Cy Young Award in 2012. He is the only active player in the majors who uses the knuckleball as his primary pitch. When not on the road with the team, he lives in Nashville, 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.

Sue Corbett is the author of several books for children, including Free Baseball and The Last Newspaper Boy in America. She is also a regular contributor to The Miami Herald, Publishers Weekly, and People magazine.

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By mike_oooo on April 26, 2013
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The book was very good reading - as a Blue Jays fan and having R.A. Dickey on our side...I thoroughly enjoyed reading about his trials and tribulations growing up as a person (and in baseball), conquering his trials to become a PRO-BALL player. He has earned his place and is not pretentious about his position in life or accomplishments, but rather humble in many ways. After reading a handful of books about pro-ball players, this book was refreshing as R.A. Dickey is an individual who is "cut from good cloth". Go Jays, Go!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Clara J. Fahy on July 2, 2014
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It was a gift. Perfect for a young man who wants to be a pitcher...
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sarah F on January 10, 2014
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My husband has known R.A. since he was a little boy. I got him to sign the book and it was the best Christmas present I could have gotten him. R.A. is a remarkable man, father, husband, and most of all a Christian. How he faced hardships and never backed down, this is quite a great book to read.
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By Andrew J. Desanti on November 9, 2014
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Bought as a gift
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By A. Beckley on September 16, 2014
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best book ever
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More About the Author

Hey, all you fans of FREE BASEBALL. Check out the new memoir I helped Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey write -- THROWING STRIKES. It is an awesome story about overcoming adversity and chockfull of tips for young athletes.

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