Reporting Jim Berry
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Basketball star. Olympian. Fashion icon. Businessman.
Now Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade is adding a new accomplishment to his resume: Author.
Starting Monday, his first book, A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball, can be pre-ordered before its official Sept. 4 publication date by HarperCollinsPublishers. The book sells for $26.99. (Pre-order price is $17.81 on Amazon).
A book signing tour kicks off on publication day in New York. The tour has South Florida stops. Wade will be signing his book for fans in Fort Lauderdale on Sept. 7 at Book & Books at the Museum of Art and on Sept. 9 at Books & Books in Coral Gables.
Here’s what Wade’s publisher says of A Father First.
“In this moving and triumphant memoir, Wade shares his inspiring thoughts about fathers and sons, writing poignantly about the gratifying responsibilities of being a single dad to his two sons, Zaire and Zion, while recounting his own growing up years and his memorable rise to the top echelon of professional basketball.”
The book begins just as Wade’s “fatherhood journey” starts in March 2011 with the news that after a bitter custody battle, he has been awarded sole custody of his sons in a virtually unprecedented Chicago court decision.
“A Father First chronicles the lessons Dwyane has learned as a single dad from the moment of the judge’s ruling that instantly changed his life and the lives of his boys, and then back to the events in the past that shaped his dreams, prayers, and promises, “ the publisher says.
Here’s Wade’s book tour schedule:
Tuesday, Sept. 4
BARNES & NOBLE/Fifth Avenue
555 Fifth Ave New York, NY 10017
Wednesday, Sept. 5
HUE-MAN & KALAHARI HARLEM
40 West 116th Street New York, NY 10027
Friday, Sept. 7
MUSEUM OF ART/Books & Books
One East Las Olas Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Sunday, Sept. 9
BOOKS & BOOKS
265 Aragon AVE Coral Gables, FL 33134
ATLANTA PUBLIC LIBRARY/A Capella Books
1 Margaret Mitchell SQ Atlanta, GA 30303
Tuesday, Sept. 11
NEW CREATION CHURCH/Book Table
12900 South Halsted Street Chicago, IL 60628
Tuesday, Sept. 11
MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY/Al McGuire Center
770 North 12th Street Milwaukee, WI 53233
Wednesday, Sept. 12
UNION LEAGUE CLUB
65 W. Jackson Blvd Chicago, IL
Thursday, Sept. 13
BARNES & NOBLE/The Grove
189 Grove Drive Los Angeles, CA 90036
Saturday, Sept. 22
POLITICS & PROSE
5015 Connecticut AVE NW Washington, DC 20008