As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
On The Table Read, “the best book magazine in the UK“, former baseball player Bob Wilber has released a new book, How Far?, about two athletes forming an unlikely bond.
Bob Wilber is very familiar with the athlete life, having grown up as the son of a major league baseball player before becoming a baseball player himself. In his new book, How Far?, he uses his own experiences as inpspiration to weave the compelling story of two disparate athletes who meet and form an unlikely bond.
The Protagonists of How Far come from vastly different worlds, and oculdn’t be more dissimilar. Gifted baseball player Brooks Bennett is the son of artist hippies from Southern California. Eric Olson is an undersized hockey player from Roseau, Minnesota, where hockey is king. However, in one spontaneous moment, their paths cross, and their lives change forever. How Far? follows their lives after this serendipitous meeting and what happens as they each experience the emotional and physical highs and lows of their careers.
Wilber deep dives into the worlds of amateur and professional sports, down to the richest and most evocative details. He explores the challenges of life on the ice, on the field, and in the locker rooms, telling it how it really is.
By writing in first person, Wilber creates the impression that his fictional protagonists are writing the book themselves, in their own distinct voices, which immerses readers in every thought and word of the two characters.
A story of personal growth and perseverence, How Far? will appeal to more than just sports fans.
“When asked if it’s a sports book, my answer is, ‘It’s a life book, told through a sports lens,’” Wilber said.
Bob Wilber is the son of Major League player Del Wilber, and grew up playing baseball. After graduating from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Wilber went on to play several seasons of minor league baseball for the Detroit Tigers and the Oakland A’s. After retiring from the sport, Wilber becaume a regional scouting supervisor for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Wilber also grew up with a passion for writing, and ended up journeying through the world of international sports marketing before he was a senior executive for three professional indoor soccer franchises. An interest in NHRA drag racing led to his 22 years as a public relations representative and team manager for professional racers. Wilber published his autobiography Bats, Balls, & Burnouts in 2017. How Far? is his first work of fiction.
Find more from Bob Wilber now:
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Available from Amazon.com
We strive to keep The Table Read free for both our readers and our contributors. If you have enjoyed our work, please consider donating to help keep The Table Read going!
Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc, or its affiliates.