Soccer Dad

A Father, a Son, and a Magic Season
Product Number: EB00730461
Released: Aug 09, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781628731224
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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Description

From a writer with "a sharp, fresh eye," comes his reflection on parenting, empty-nest syndrome, and the joy of watching a son reach his goals (The New York Times) When Matt enters his senior year of high school, his father can't help but feel some mixed emotions. What is his role in shaping his son's future? What will life be like when Matt is away at college? And what about soccer? Matt's success on the soccer team is a cause for celebration—but is it just setting him up for disappointment later in life? In this candid memoir, W. D. Wetherell—a devoted dad, a diehard soccer fan, and a prize-winning author—follows his son's team from field to field and win to win, and ruminates on topics ranging from the sport's esoteric appeal in America to the conflicting feelings of a parent sending his youngest child out into the world. Reflecting on his own experiences both as a participant and a spectator, Wetherell offers a thoughtful tribute to both the game of soccer and the rewards of fatherhood. "He details the season's ups and downs, while describing the culture surrounding competitive youth soccer and saying good-bye to his son's childhood. Wetherell writes with energy and light humor . . . Astute observations on soccer and the accompanying lifestyle." —Publishers Weekly

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Author(s): W.D. Wetherell
Original Publish Date: Sep 17, 2008

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