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Tim Wesley Book Signing

Tim Wesley signs copies of his new book, My Boxes: A Nostalgic Collection of Stories and Stuff. 

We all have boxes of stuff, and we often find comfort in reminiscing about “the good old
days.” Thinking back to childhood stirs vibrant memories of family, friends, and historic events. Sometimes all it takes is an object such as a ticket stub or a baseball glove to awaken that sense of nostalgia.


In “My Boxes: A Nostalgic Collection of Stories and Stuff”, first-time author Tim Wesley, a Harrisburg native and 1979 Cumberland Valley High School graduate, brings his significant memories to life. In this powerful, meditative memoir, the former sports writer sorts through boxes storing the pieces of his past and delivers a mix of heartwarming and tragic tales from his personal and professional experiences.

Sports and entertainment fanatics will find his stories about yesteryear’s superstars fascinating. What was Joe Namath like in person? How did Tim end up with one of Lyle Alzado’s gloves worn in Super Bowl XVIII? And how did he come to attend Elvis Presley’s last great concert, on a frigid New Year’s Eve in Pittsburgh? The memoir also delves into moments that shaped Tim’s personal life—playing catch with his grandfather, almost shooting his father in a hunting accident, and helping to construct a medical clinic in Zimbabwe with his church.

Readers who peek inside “My Boxes” will find themselves laughing and crying at Tim’s evocative memories. Afterward, they will likely reflect upon their own literal and figurative boxes and the meaningful objects—and stories—they contain.

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