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The Resource Benchwarmer : a sports-obsessed memoir of fatherhood, Josh Wilker

Benchwarmer : a sports-obsessed memoir of fatherhood, Josh Wilker

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Benchwarmer : a sports-obsessed memoir of fatherhood
Title
Benchwarmer
Title remainder
a sports-obsessed memoir of fatherhood
Statement of responsibility
Josh Wilker
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Language
eng
Summary
"For most of his life, Josh Wilker has been on the sidelines. Spending his days in a cubicle in the far reaches of Chicago, and his nights in front of Red Sox games, he has been content to let others take center stage. From childhood onward, he sought comfort from anxiety and depression in the archival pages of sports almanacs and stat sheets: a place where forgotten players lingered, and time seemed to stop -- a welcome relief from worldly problems. He found joy in the trivia of long-lost athletes, like the former NFL player Walter "Sneeze" Achiu. But when his first child was born in 2011, Wilker found his anxieties put to the test: how do you remain on the sidelines when a tender, fragile baby needs everything from you? How do you go from third-string forward on the winless 1988 Johnson State College Badgers to a strong, responsible father? Bit by bit, Wilker learns to overcome his demons, protect his son, and eventually take a few wobbly steps with him"--
Summary
For most of his life, Josh Wilker has been on the sidelines. Spending his days in a cubicle in the far reaches of Chicago, and his nights in front of Red Sox games, he has been content to let others take center stage. From childhood onward, he sought comfort from anxiety and depression in the archival pages of sports almanacs and stat sheets: a place where forgotten players lingered, and time seemed to stop -- a welcome relief from worldly problems. He found joy in the trivia of long-lost athletes, likethe former NFL player Walter "Sneeze" Achiu. But when his first child was born in 2011, Wilker found his anxieties put to the test: how do you remain on the sidelines when a tender, fragile baby needs everything from you? How do you go from third-string forward on the winless 1988 Johnson State College Badgers to a strong, responsible father? Bit by bit, Wilker learns to overcome his demons, protect his son, and eventually take a few wobbly steps with him
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10416252
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DLC
Dewey number
796
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV707
LC item number
.W24 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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a sports-obsessed memoir of fatherhood
Label
Benchwarmer : a sports-obsessed memoir of fatherhood, Josh Wilker
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5758048
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9781610394017
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014041273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn891609320
  • (OCoLC)891609320
Label
Benchwarmer : a sports-obsessed memoir of fatherhood, Josh Wilker
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5758048
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9781610394017
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014041273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn891609320
  • (OCoLC)891609320

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