My Latest Books

Unstoppable: The Story of George Mikan: The First NBA Superstar
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Diary of a Mad Househusband: Musings on Life as a Stay-at-Home Dad
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Contact Info

Joe Oberle
5770 Washington Street NE
Fridley, MN  55432
 
Phone: (763) 572-8432
e-mail:joe@josephgoberle.com

Joe's Bio

Joseph Oberle is an award-winning author, writer and editor who has been hammering away at his keyboard professionally since 1983. His first writing job as a staff writer for the Whittier Globe newspaper in a Minneapolis neighborhood garnered him an honorable mention for best feature for the story he wrote (called "Saga of a Renovation") on the home rehab project he and his roommates were doing on their house, and he has been earning honors for his book and magazine work ever since.

His writing and editing career has included stints at TV Guide magazine, Training magazine, the Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Golfer magazine. As a freelancer he has edited and proofed several books, plus authored three of them: Anchorage, a juvenile-aged educational book on Alaska's capital city, Unstoppable: The Story of George Mikan--the 1st NBA Superstar and Diary of a Mad Househusband, a collection of humorous essays on his life as a stay-at-home-dad--which was a finalist in the national Small Press Book awards best humor book category in 1997.

Oberle is currently the managing editor of Minnesota Golfer magazine, the Minnesota Vikings Examiner for Examiner.com and a travel writer for whomever is interested in publishing his travelogues.

Along the way, the Mankato, Minnesota-native has been a newspaper carrier, a farm worker, a fast-food slinger, a construction laborer,  a substitute grade school teacher, a Boy Scout leader, an avid sports enthusiast, a hiker, camper and travel junkie and a coach during every season of the year-- from baseball and softball to basketball, soccer and hockey.

He lives in Fridley, Minnesota with his beautiful wife of 20 years, Lora, and their three, soon-to-be-adult children--Seth, Tessa and Paige. Yokie Poo Ace and guinea pig Squeaks round out the crew--and are potential fodder for anything he might someday write.