Terremoto Grande Announces Saddle Up, Charlie Book Signing February 9 in Harrisburg, PA
The Midtown Scholar Bookstore at 1302 North Third Street in Harrisburg, PA will host the first book signing event for Saddle Up, Charlie: Charlie Wysocki’s Journey from Gridiron Glory Into Mental Illness. The event will start at 2:00 pm on the main stage. WHTM-TV (abc27) will be there to cover the event.
“Saddle-up, Charlie.” With those words University of Maryland football coach Jerry Claiborne nudged Charlie Wysocki toward the playing field. Charlie knew what was expected. He would take the hand-off and rush toward the slice of daylight created by his offensive line, over and over again until he reached the end zone.
With each punishing foray into enemy territory, Charlie put a greater distance between himself and the lost boy named Charlie DeGraffenreid. Every big gain or touchdown moved him closer to his dream of playing in the NFL
Now Charlie Wysocki finally gets to tell his story. From Pennsylvania high school wrestling champion and college All-ACC football player, his life spiraled down to a depth from which few have ever returned. Charlie still fights today for redemption and a shot at the happiness that mental illness has denied him.
Walters and Wysocki have created an unblinking look at the devastation of bi-polar disorder on both the patients and families coping with this cruelly incurable condition.
Saddle Up, Charlie: Charlie Wysocki’s Journey From Gridiron Glory Into Mental Illness is available from amazon.com or at ctwalters.com.