Synopses & Reviews
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.
"[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
"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
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.
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