Ed Wile Reading and Signing
Hub City Bookshop will host Edward Wile 5:30 pm, Wednesday, October 18 to promote his upcoming book Mean to Meaningful.
Part of the proceeds from the book will be used to fund Wofford College scholarships for student athletes.
Edward B. Wile liked it that way. Raised in decrepit apartments by a workaholic, single mother, he rarely saw his father. His loving grandmother reached out to him but couldn’t keep him on the straight and narrow. Anger raged inside him.
Ed believed that his future lay in the Rubbermaid factory in his hometown of Wooster, Ohio. But despite his bad reputation, Ed was a star athlete, and a high school coach convinced him that attending college on a football scholarship was the best route.
In college, Ed continued his damaging ways. He excelled on the football field but failed everywhere else—until a harrowing incident jolted him off his destructive path.
After graduating from college, Ed married a beautiful young woman and began working for his father-in-law’s business. Life was rosy until a toxic brew of alcohol and violence nearly ruined his marriage and his career prospects.
Find out how Ed overcame his demons and other obstacles to succeed as a businessman, a family man, a mentor, and a philanthropist in this touching, inspirational memoir.
Edward Bryan Wile was born in Wooster, Ohio on January 5, 1951. He grew up in Northeastern Ohio and then followed his high school football coach, Jack Peterson to Wofford College and played football for the Terriers. He graduated with a BA from Wofford College in 1973, and completed his MBA at Georgia State University in 1983. In 1995 he earned the CIMA designation from The Wharton School. He is a member of the Wofford College Board of Trustees and Board Member of Blalock Machinery and Equipment Company, Inc. He has served as a Board Member and Chairman of the Atlanta Mission and as a Board Member of the Northside Youth Organization.