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Now in paperback comes the #1 bestselling Father's Day book of 2004. Tim Russert, one of America's most watched and trusted news anchors, connects with readers in this critically acclaimed memoir about growing up in the 1950s and the special bond between fathers and sons. 16-page color and b&w photo insert.

Review:

"Meet the newsman's father in this stupendously entertaining book. The senior Tim Russert served in WWII, married and settled in South Buffalo, N.Y., worked days for the Sanitation Department, drove a night truck for the local evening paper and raised four kids. The younger Russert's memoir begins as a tribute to his dad and the lessons he taught through the years, but also takes ample time to tell how Russert junior grew up and became the moderator of Meet the Press. His neighborhood in the 1950s was tightly knit, Irish Catholic and anchored by the institutions of marriage, family, church and school. Nuns and Legionnaires shaped young Russert's character; in high school, his Jesuit instructors strengthened and solidified it. John Kennedy's short life and career still resonated when Russert began law school in 1970. He worked on Daniel Patrick Moynihan's 1976 campaign, then on the senator's staff. A friend of Moynihan provided the link that brought Russert to NBC and the Today show. He first appeared as a panelist on Meet the Press in 1990, becoming moderator in 1991. Throughout his private and public life, Russert continually turned to his father for advice, and the older man's common sense served the younger pretty much without fail. The memoir is candid and generous, so warm-hearted that readers should forgive the occasional didactic touch (and it's a soft touch). There are hard ways to learn life lessons; fortunately, readers have Russert to thank for sharing his with them." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"What Tom Brokaw did for South Dakota, Russert will do for Buffalo. There's only one Tim Russert, and he's got a lot of clout. [This is] the Angela's Ashes of Buffalo." The New York Post

Review:

"A testament to solid values, hard work and filial devotion." New York Times

Review:

"A profoundly satisfying story of a father and his son." Wall Street Journal

Review:

"There are many valuable lessons in this evocative memoir of a happy childhood." People

Review:

"Russert?s loving portrait of his dad will inspire you to call home." Entertainment Weekly

Review:

"Russert writes of his roots with an engaging warmth and humor." USA Today

Review:

"A valentine to his working-class father and the values he was brought up with." Time

Review:

"This memory piece is primarily a devoted tribute to Dad, and if Big Russ doesn't seem much different than anyone else's father, that's fine. As portrayed by his son, he's the best national Pop since Robert Young in Father Knows Best." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Mostly, Russert's memoir is sunny and sturdy. He challenges us to take Big Russ' brief words of wisdom as our guides too. Who will deny he is right?" Los Angeles Times

Review:

"[P]art Bible, part Baltimore Catechism, and the rest canny street smarts....Big Russ & Me is a book about family ties; the importance of good example; the cohesiveness of Buffalo, the City of Good Neighbors; and the endurance of love." Boston Globe

About the Author

Tim Russert is the NBC News Washington bureau chief, moderator and managing editor of Meet the Press, political analyst for Today and Nightly News, and host of the Tim Russert Show on CNBC. He lives in Washington, D.C.? with his wife, writer Maureen Orth, and their son, Luke.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781401359652
Author:
Russert, Tim
Publisher:
Miramax Books
Author:
Russert, Timothy J.
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Television Personalities
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Editors, Journalists, Publishers
Subject:
Fatherhood
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Television journalists
Subject:
Television journalists - United States
Subject:
Russert, Tim
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
TradePB
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1875 in 10.48 oz
Age Level:
Adult

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Meet the newsman's father in this stupendously entertaining book. The senior Tim Russert served in WWII, married and settled in South Buffalo, N.Y., worked days for the Sanitation Department, drove a night truck for the local evening paper and raised four kids. The younger Russert's memoir begins as a tribute to his dad and the lessons he taught through the years, but also takes ample time to tell how Russert junior grew up and became the moderator of Meet the Press. His neighborhood in the 1950s was tightly knit, Irish Catholic and anchored by the institutions of marriage, family, church and school. Nuns and Legionnaires shaped young Russert's character; in high school, his Jesuit instructors strengthened and solidified it. John Kennedy's short life and career still resonated when Russert began law school in 1970. He worked on Daniel Patrick Moynihan's 1976 campaign, then on the senator's staff. A friend of Moynihan provided the link that brought Russert to NBC and the Today show. He first appeared as a panelist on Meet the Press in 1990, becoming moderator in 1991. Throughout his private and public life, Russert continually turned to his father for advice, and the older man's common sense served the younger pretty much without fail. The memoir is candid and generous, so warm-hearted that readers should forgive the occasional didactic touch (and it's a soft touch). There are hard ways to learn life lessons; fortunately, readers have Russert to thank for sharing his with them." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "What Tom Brokaw did for South Dakota, Russert will do for Buffalo. There's only one Tim Russert, and he's got a lot of clout. [This is] the Angela's Ashes of Buffalo."
"Review" by , "A testament to solid values, hard work and filial devotion."
"Review" by , "A profoundly satisfying story of a father and his son."
"Review" by , "There are many valuable lessons in this evocative memoir of a happy childhood."
"Review" by , "Russert?s loving portrait of his dad will inspire you to call home."
"Review" by , "Russert writes of his roots with an engaging warmth and humor."
"Review" by , "A valentine to his working-class father and the values he was brought up with."
"Review" by , "This memory piece is primarily a devoted tribute to Dad, and if Big Russ doesn't seem much different than anyone else's father, that's fine. As portrayed by his son, he's the best national Pop since Robert Young in Father Knows Best."
"Review" by , "Mostly, Russert's memoir is sunny and sturdy. He challenges us to take Big Russ' brief words of wisdom as our guides too. Who will deny he is right?"
"Review" by , "[P]art Bible, part Baltimore Catechism, and the rest canny street smarts....Big Russ & Me is a book about family ties; the importance of good example; the cohesiveness of Buffalo, the City of Good Neighbors; and the endurance of love."
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