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The 1970s was a decade marked by Vietnam, Watergate, counterculture, sexual liberation, and stadium rock. For author Josh Wilker, it was a time spent navigating a challenging childhood in which only his prized baseball card collection could give him unfailing faith that a winning season would one day present itself.

Wilker shares his heartbreakingly comic childhood, set adrift by hippie parents harboring utopian dreams, anchored by brotherly love, and buoyed by an obsession with our national pastime. In pitch-perfect prose, Wilker tells his unconventional story through the cards he collected, whose full-color images--of Mark "The Bird" Fidrych, Tom Seaver, Wade Boggs, and many lesser-known players--open each chapter and become the means for expressing all the fears, hopes, bewilderment, passions, and dreams of childhood. Cardboard Gods announces the arrival of a talented new voice in the stadium of big-league memoirs.

About the Author

New York Times and the Chicago Sun-Times and on ESPN.com. He is a winner of the Howard Frank Mosher Prize for Short Fiction and has an MFA from Vermont College. He lives with his wife in Chicago.

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ISBN:
9781616200695
Author:
Wilker, Josh
Publisher:
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Recreation/General
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
243
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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