R.A. Dickey is a NY Mets Starting Pitcher, and his book, Wherever I End Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knuckleball, was just published on May 29th, 2012. As the 2012 Baseball season opened, R.A. Dickey – No. 43 of the New York Mets – has emerged as one of the best and most reliable starters in the Mets rotation and a fan favorite…dude climbed a mountain…for charity…for real.
I started reading Wherever I Wind Up recently. When I’m done, I’ll more than likely review it.
Publishers Weekly has a feature where they ask authors why they write. Below is the first paragraph and the link to rest of R.A. Dickey’s article:
My first memory of being drawn to literature came in the seventh grade at Montgomery Bell Academy, an all-boys school in Nashville, Tenn. We were studying the poetry of Robert Frost and Edgar Allan Poe. I remember being mesmerized by Frost’s use of iambic tetrameter in “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” and Poe’s use of alliteration in “The Raven.” It was the first time in my life that written words moved me. Then and there, I began to be captivated by writing. I started penning my own poetry—casting consonance aside—and tried to capture my thoughts and feelings about life in poetic form. At my teacher’s urging, I entered a haiku in a regional competition and wound up winning. When they announced my name, I thought it must’ve been a mistake.
To read rest, go here.