Synopses & Reviews
In A Prayer for the City, Buzz Bissinger, bestselling author of Friday Night Lights, tells the epic story of a mayor who will do anything to save a city on the brink of collapse. To effect a turnaround Mayor Rendell takes unions head on, lobbies President Clinton to save ten thousand defense jobs, and wrestles Smiley the Pig on Hot Dog Day -- all while bearing in mind the fickleness of constituents whose favor may turn on a missed garbage pick-up or an overzealous meter maid.
Heart-wrenching and hilarious, alive with detail and insight, A Prayer for the City describes both a city on its knees and the rare combination of political courage and optimism that may be the only hope for America's urban centers.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -399) and index.