Wherever I Wind Up, by R.A. Dickey with Wayne Coffey, is a story about famed Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey and how he overcame Sexual Abuse, Alcohol, Injury, and so much more to become the man he is today. It is about how he went from minor league castoff to NL Cy Young winner.
The Theme that the author is trying to convey is that no matter how bad your situation is, you can overcome it by hard work and staying strong. At times in this book, R.A. Dickey was seriously considering suicide, but he decided to work hard and not take the easy way out and it payed off. Another theme is never give up on your dreams because they are what keep you going. He had wanted to become a Major League pitcher since he was a young boy, and that very well may have been how he made it through all of the hard times in his life. It shows that anything is possible if you keep working and keep believing.
I think this is a very inspiring story, and keeps you on the edge of your seat. You never know what he is going to do next, and that makes it that much more exciting. I would reccomend this book to baseball fans, people going through a hard time, and just about anybody. Also, I liked how this book is autobiographical, so all of the details are always exact. This was one of the best books i have ever read, and a truly inspiring story.
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