NBA player Dwyane Wade is a  father of two sons and one nephew. The Miami Heat star has been recognized by ABC and other media outlets for his excellent parenting skills and tireless effort to help fathers realize their vital role in the family unit. In keeping with his efforts, Wade has decided to write a book about fatherhood entitled A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball.

In a recent interview with the Associated Press, Wade said that writing the book was a therapeutic experience. As Dwayne explains, "For me, it was therapeutic to do this. I don't have to share it with people but I felt there was a need. So many people came up to me in this process, so many fathers, so many men came up to me to congratulate me and to ask me how, how I did it and why I believed I could do it."

William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, is happy to work with the NBA star. Vice president Henry Ferris states, "We are thrilled and honored to publish Dwayne's book. He has an extremely important story and message about the role of fathers in children's lives. And his career in the NBA is also a phenomenal and exciting story."

A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball will makes its debut in September 2012. Wade is the proud father of 4-year-old Zion and 10-year-old Zaire.



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