FLUSHING, N.Y., April 15, 2012 – The New York Mets today announced pitcher R.A. Dickey will hold an exclusive question and answer session about his new book Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knuckleball (Blue Rider Press) Wednesday, April 25 at Citi Field before the Mets play the Miami Marlins at 7:10 p.m. Dickey will be joined by Wayne Coffey, the New York Daily News writer who collaborated with Dickey on his memoir.
Tickets for the special event cost $100 and include a seat in the all-inclusive Champions Club with complimentary premium food and non-alcoholic beverage, an autographed copy of Dickey’s book, and admission to the exclusive Q&A session. Tickets are on sale now at Mets.com/RAQA. Seats are very limited for this intimate event.
About Wherever I Wind Up
A 37-year-old knuckleballer and lover of literature, Dickey has emerged as not only a Met fan favorite but among the most thoughtful and compelling personalities in baseball – and one of the most improbable success stories in the game. Scarcely two years after he was sleeping on an inflatable mattress in Buffalo, pondering whether he should abandon baseball to teach English Literature, Dickey has become one of the most reliable starters in the National League. His ascent is a testament to his perseverance and hard work, and to a faith that has carried him through a difficult life journey. With searing honesty, Dickey writes about growing up in an alcoholic home, surviving sexual abuse and living with crushing shame and fear. He writes with both power and humor as he chronicles the hardships of chasing a baseball dream when very few people think you are good enough to make it.
A man of deep humility and self-awareness, Dickey’s candor is as remarkable as his knuckleball is unpredictable – making Wherever I Wind Up a uniquely American story of beating back demons, listening to your heart, and overcoming extraordinary odds – a memoir that as Publishers Weekly says “sets a new standard for athlete autobiographies.”