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Big Russ and Me: Father and Son -- Lessons of Life

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Tim Russert is perhaps the most admired man in television news. As NBC-TV's Washington bureau chief, producer; moderator of Meet the Press, the longest-running TV news program of all time; and host of the Tim Russert Show; he has garnered a huge fan base with his quick wit and candor. And every Tim Russert fan knows that Tim's #1 hero, hands down, is his dad — Big Russ.

Big Russ & Me is an intensely personal, charming, down-to-earth look at Russert's roots, growing up a hometown guy in 1950s working-class Buffalo, the son of a larger-than-life man and proud WWII veteran. From the indelible bond that links him to his father, to the lessons learned from his old-fashioned Catholic upbringing, from his passion for the Buffalo Bills and the New York Yankees, to the importance of hard work, the grace of daily obligations, and patriotism, Russert's reflections hit the very epicenter of American values.

Rich with personal anecdotes and Russert's easygoing style and straight-talking charm, Big Russ & Me will be embraced by his myriad fans — and will delight dads across the country on Father's Day and for years to come.

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"[S]tupendously entertaining....The memoir is candid and generous, so warm-hearted that readers should forgive the occasional didactic touch (and it's a soft touch)." Publishers Weekly

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"Russert...writes in a style as unadorned as the snow in the land of the Bills....A largely self-effacing souvenir and a fulsome, sincere Father's Day greeting." Kirkus Reviews

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NBC-TV's senior vice president and Washington bureau chief offers a warm and engaging memoir of American life in the 1950s and the special bond he shares with his father--the irrepressible Big Russ. of color and b&w photos.

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NBC-TVUs senior vice Washington bureau chief and host of "Meet the Press" offers an intensely personal and charming memoir of American life in the 1950s and the special bond he shares with his fatherQthe irrepressible Big Russ. From the lessons he learned from his father and his Catholic upbringing to his passion for the Buffalo Bills and the New York Yankees to the grace of daily obligations and patriotism, Russert's reflections hit the very epicenter of American values. Includes 16 pages of color and b&w photos. 1-40135-208-1$22.95 / Time Warner Book Group

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willa22654, July 12, 2008 (view all comments by willa22654)
i felt TIM RUSSERT is the FORCE that kept all of us to know that only TIM CAN OR WOULD get to the TRUTH in POLITICS! WHat a Void it has left for all of us. and I can't fathom the LOSS to Son-LUKE and wife-MAUREEN..DAD-BIG RUSS and Co-workers,Sisters, what a GREAT AMERICAN PATRIOT TIM RUSSERT TRULY WAS!I know for me, TIM WILL BE GREATLYYY MISSSSED!!
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FPE, June 19, 2008 (view all comments by FPE)
Recent events of course, as well as Father's Day, cause me to once again read this book. I'm sure Big Russ, in his pain, can only be thankful that his sun, Tim, was able to write this memoir. And we who read this are all lucky to get a glimpse into a father son relationship that is at once unique, yet in many other ways, a relationship that many (myself included) can say "Yup, me, and my Dad, that is what it is all about!"
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781401352080
Author:
Russert, Tim
Publisher:
Miramax Books
Author:
Russert, Timothy J.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Television Personalities
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Editors, Journalists, Publishers
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Television journalists
Subject:
Television journalists - United States
Subject:
Russert, Tim
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
May 10, 2004
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.625 in 20 oz
Age Level:
Adult

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Product details 352 pages Miramax Books - English 9781401352080 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[S]tupendously entertaining....The memoir is candid and generous, so warm-hearted that readers should forgive the occasional didactic touch (and it's a soft touch)."
"Review" by , "Russert...writes in a style as unadorned as the snow in the land of the Bills....A largely self-effacing souvenir and a fulsome, sincere Father's Day greeting."
"Synopsis" by , NBC-TV's senior vice president and Washington bureau chief offers a warm and engaging memoir of American life in the 1950s and the special bond he shares with his father--the irrepressible Big Russ. of color and b&w photos.
"Synopsis" by , NBC-TVUs senior vice Washington bureau chief and host of "Meet the Press" offers an intensely personal and charming memoir of American life in the 1950s and the special bond he shares with his fatherQthe irrepressible Big Russ. From the lessons he learned from his father and his Catholic upbringing to his passion for the Buffalo Bills and the New York Yankees to the grace of daily obligations and patriotism, Russert's reflections hit the very epicenter of American values. Includes 16 pages of color and b&w photos. 1-40135-208-1$22.95 / Time Warner Book Group
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