Stealing Home: A Father, a Son, and the Road to the Perfect Game


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$12.99  $12.08
Skin Horse Press
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6.0 X 0.42 X 9.0 inches | 0.6 pounds
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About the Author

Ron Seybold is an editor and former sportswriter with baseball memories from before the DH, as well as World Series joy from both his NL and AL teams. He coaches authors, edits books, and released a debut novel Viral Times long before Instagram was everywhere. He writes and edits in Austin, where his wife Abby Lentz teaches yoga, his grandchildren visit and play, and the family poodle Tess Harding campaigns for more walks than she gets.


"Tenderly poignant, wise and affecting, and ably capturing the excitement of live baseball. The author's remembrance is a profoundly touching one, especially given his forthcoming candor and willingness to dispense self-criticism." -- Kirkus

"Part baseball, part fatherhood, and all boyhood, Stealing Home plays out the mystery of love and family. The magic lies in the storytelling that travels the road to something perfect." -- Donna Johnson, author of Holy Ghost Girl: A Memoir

"This book is about much more than baseball. It explores the father-son relationship on so many levels. A must-read." Reedsy Discovery

"Five Stars. It's so much more than a memoir. It's a grand road trip story as well as a real-life family saga. Stealing Home is, at its heart, the consummate baseball story. An enthralling memoir that's most highly recommended." Reader's Favorite.

"Rich with sports metaphor, Stealing Home offers a touching and complex look at how, experience by experience, individuals repair generations of fury-fueled despair." -- Indie Reader

"Steady in its narration, the book captures everyday scenes through a father's eyes, picking out and highlighting details that indicate his deep love for his son and his difficulties when it comes to pursuing a perfect outcome. The text is evocative and careful, and even scenes that are filled with sports jargon or inside jokes resonate." -- Foreword Clarion

The meat of any family exposé lies in tracing intergenerational patterns. Stealing Home will especially appeal to male readers seeking enlightenment and ideas for their own approaches to fatherhood. Its backdrop of baseball lends rare accessibility for men who usually don't consider parenting books to be engrossing reading." - Midwest Book Review