"The Wizard of Foz"

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He revolutionized the sport of high jumping, yet few know the struggles he endured to achieve his success. Bob Welch, author of the new book The Wizard of Foz, joined us to share the amazing story of Dick Fosbury, who also helped write the book~! From the tragic death of a younger brother to nearly dying himself, from flunking out of college to nearly being drafted, Dick Fosbury cleared far more obstacles than a high-jump bar. And even when he had seemingly made the US Olympic Team, he faced a "redo" that nobody saw coming. The book is a story of a young man who refused to listen to those who laughed at him, those who doubted him, and those who tried to make him someone he was not.

For more information, visit Bob's website.