Meet author Bob Malinak. He's stopping by the show to discuss his book, Roadblocks: The Ricky Braddock Story.
About the book:
Richard S. Braddock III, later to be known as “Ricky,” was marked for the legal profession before he was conceived in his mother’s womb. His grandfather, Richard S. Braddock, was a war hero who began his career as a lawyer in Huntsville, Texas. Ricky’s parents, Richard S. Braddock, Jr. and Elizabeth Braddock, both of whom were regarded by their clients and peers as exceptional lawyers and human beings, followed in his footsteps. The natural inclination was that their one and only son would continue their tradition. However, while he was a budding elementary school student, Ricky attended a baseball game at the Astrodome in Houston. There he was smitten by the baseball bug, and after that, the lives of the Braddock family were forever changed. It soon became evident to his parents that once Ricky made his mind about something it soon became his reality. Baseball became his life, and the pursuit of becoming a major league All-Star became his obsession.
About the author:
A native Texan, Bob Malinak graduated from Temple High School in 1954. He received a B.A. degree from Rice Institute in 1958 and an L.L.B. degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1961. He was a trial lawyer in the Baker Botts law firm in Houston until 1999. After that, until 1965 he was and arbitrator and mediator as well as a consultant to lawyers who represented attorneys who had been sued.