PathBinder Publishing is excited to announce it will be working with veteran Wisconsin sports writer Gary D’Amato to publish a book he’s writing on his experiences of growing up in the 1960s. This will be the ninth book D’Amato has authored or co-authored.
A three-time Wisconsin sportswriter of the year who was inducted into the Wisconsin State Golf Hall of Fame as a writer in 2017, D’Amato spent 36 years as a sports journalist. D Amato has authored or co-authored eight books, including “Mudbaths and Bloodbaths: The Inside Story of the Bears-Packers Rivalry” with Cliff Cristl, “Alive and Kicking: My Journey Through Football, Addiction and Life” with Chester Marcol, and two books on golf, “The Proof is in the Putting” with Jerry Korte and “Erin Hills.”
His upcoming book, which is yet to be titled, contains stories of his adventures growing up in St. Francis, a southern suburb of Milwaukee. Those adventures include such topics as the most embarrassing moment of his life, his one and only deer hunting experience, Frisky the gerbil-naut, and the time he met a Beatle. Whatever he’s writing about, D’Amato employs an easy-to-digest style that informs and entertains as he readers gobble up the nostalgic look back through time.
During stints at the Racine Journal Times and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, D’Amato covered the Green Bay Packers, the Olympics and golf, among other sports. He is currently senior writer for Killarney Golf Media, based in Madison, Wisconsin.
He lives in Caledonia, Wisconsin, with his wife, Dee Dee.
PathBinder Publishing is a hybrid publishing company based in Columbus, Indiana. Founded in 2005, the company was purchased by Paul J. Hoffman in May 2020. Hoffman, a native of Wisconsin and former sportswriter himself, left a 34-year career in journalism in September 2019 to write and publish.