The critics are absolutely raving about “No Curveballs”!
In a week that has already seen authors Bill Werndl and Joe Vallee receive praise from media outlets such as JerseyMan Magazine, the Delaware County Times and NJ.com, the South Philly Review can now be added to what is becoming a very extensive list.
Writer Joseph Myers interviewed Werndl for the piece, which you can read part of below:
Dream often rush toward the drain, with feverish attempts to keep them from the dreaded location frequently leading people to realize they must settle for far less captivating careers and pursuits. Able to actualize his most fervent vision, Bill Werndl has spent more than five decades plying his trade as an esteemed media figure, with his recollection of amazing experiences and regard for the inspirational individuals behind them calling him to co-author “No Curveballs: My Greatest Sports Stories Never Told.”
“It’s something I think many people will be able to sink their teeth into,” the 70-year-old scribe said of his brainchild with fellow sports media presence Joe Vallee. “It offers real insights about the business, the heart, and the soul of the athletic world, and I’m proud to put it out there, especially for those who can remember the times when that universe was more about the last two parts than it was the first element.”
The wordsmiths saw three-and-a-half-years of hard work come to fruition Sept. 21. Werndl, thanks to a journey that started 50 years ago in the spring, is enlisting 29 chapters to reinforce not only his irresistible interest in performers’ feats but also the city’s charms in inspiring such devotion.
“For all of the star players who have come through town, you’ll find a ton of journalists who are fortunate for the chances to have come across them, interact with them, and count them as friends,” Werndl said. “There’s no mystery about what helps guys to get by when they put on a uniform for one of the Philly teams; it’s guts and determination. The opportunity to relay some tales from my time inside and outside of Philadelphia and how those interactions are unforgettable parts of my identity set my mind going.”
You can read the rest of Joseph Myers’ review of “No Curveballs” here.
You can buy “No Curveballs” here!