The Bookshelf Conversation: Doug Wilson

November 16, 2015

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Here’s guy who takes the admonition “Don’t quite your day job” to heart.

Dr. Doug Wilson, a full-time ophthalmologist with a thriving practice, has written biographies about four prominent men — including two Hall of Famers — who nevertheless have slipped under the radar, especially for fans who never saw them player.

Wilson’s latest — Pudge: The Biography of Carlton Fisk — was released last month, perhaps as a nod to his contribution to baseball for for one of the most dramatic home runs in World Series History.¬† You can read my review of Pudge from Bookreporter.com here.) It was the third year in a row for Wilson books¬† released by Thomas Dunne, the two prior being Brooks: The Biography of Brooks Robinson, and The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych (the fourth book was Fred Hutchinson and the 1964 Cincinnati Reds, published in 2010 by McFarland).

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I spoke with Wilson about his choice of subjects and the experience of working with different publishers.

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