Epitomizing courage and tenacity, 'Curveballs' is not your typical autobiography. This enthralling narrative nonfiction plunges you into the life of Catherine Mardon, an Oklahoma lawyer turned undercover agent, who singlehandedly dismantled a dangerous white supremacist militia.
However, this victory isn't without costs. Brutally attacked and left physically disabled, Catherine fights yet another battle - one of personal resilience. Despite her circumstances, Catherine adapts, and the story of her new life is as captivating and inspiring as her undercover operation.
Winner of numerous honors and awards including the Dame Commander in the Order of St. Sylvester, a Papal Knighthood, and the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal, Catherine’s story has touched over 10,000 readers since 2012. Now, you can discover her amazing journey yourself.
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"The title comes from a childhood memory of the author, whose father taught her how to play baseball, which included throwing curveballs. "He once told me that in life, you either learn to throw the curveball, or you have to learn to hit one, or you can't play the game" (2).
She took this lesson to heart and applies this to the curveballs that have come her way throughout her life. "The Lord has thrown a lot of curveballs at me over the years. Some I've seen coming. Some have knocked me off the plate. One actually beamed me. Every now and then, God throws me a meatball, actually when I need it the most" (2). The reader journeys through the her life of trials and triumphs.
The author is a Catholic woman with many talents and interests. You get a sense of what she's really like. This may be one of if not the best autobiographies I've ever read. Her style is easily understandable without being insulting to the reader. Her chapters are short and to the point without being too brief. She neither looks at the world with rose-colored glasses nor with pessimism, but as it is. I've cried each time I've read about her father's avoidable death.
The most significant part of the book is when the author is faced with clients at her law firm who are being swindled by salesmen who claim to have come up with a way to save their farms. Because her father taught her to learn everything about the people who give her trouble in life, she investigates these salesmen instead of urging the farmers to avoid these guys (41). What she discovers is a white supremacist group and this attorney is willing to do what she can to take them down. The outcome though, is not what she expects. Despite this, she finds that God indeed writes in crooked lines."