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My Father's Game: Life, Death, Baseball Paperback – November 12, 2007
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Rick Wilber's powerful memoir is a work of uncommon courage. In it he cares for demanding, ailing parents while trying to be the best husband, father, and teacher he can be. It's an impossible task, it turns out, and as he relives the frustration, pain, and anger, we watch fascinated as the drama plays out. My Father's Game is an honest, affecting book that will touch you deeply. --Peter Golenbock, author of Wrigleyville, Bums, and Red Sox Nation
This is a stunning book. Rick Wilber's dead-level, achingly honest account of what he learned about himself, his father, and one of our central national mythologies should be read by every baseball fan and would be helpful to everyone who takes on the role of caregiver. My Father's Game abounds with faith, heartbreak, love, insight, and honor. --Peter Straub, award-winning author of Lost Boy, Lost Girl, Koko and In the Night Room
As one of his many writing proteges, I know something about Rick Wilber's father-son relationships. But I never knew about the one that shaped his life, strengthened his heart, honed his soul. I never knew about, My Father's Game, the story of how a simple nine-inning game could fashion a bond that would last two men a lifetime. I am honored to have been of Rick Wilber's students. While reading, My Father's Game, I realize I am learning from him still. --Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times Sports Columnist and panelist on ESPN's Around the Horn
About the Author
Rick Wilber is a journalism professor at the University of South Florida. He lives in Lewiston, New York.