|Big Russ and Me : Father and Son - Lessons of Life Tim Russert HC DJ Large Print|
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|Big Russ and Me : Father and Son - Lessons of Life by Tim Russert (2004, Hardcover, Large Type) : Tim Russert (2004)|
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|Tim Russert is perhaps the most admired man in television news. As NBC's senior vice president and Washington bureau chief, he has helped shape the way today's news is reported and analyzed. As producer and moderator of Meet the Press, he has created and sustained the longest running TV news program of all time with panache and dedication. And as the anchor of The Tim Russert Show, he has garnered a huge and growing fan base with his quick wit and straight-talking candor. And every Tim Russert fan knows that Tim's #1 hero, hands down, is his dad--Big Russ. BIG RUSS & ME offers a charming, down-to-earth look at Russert's roots, growing up a hometown guy in working-class Buffalo in the 1950s. 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, to the importance of patriotism in everyday life, 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.|
|Number Of Pages||624 pages|
|Edition Description||Large Type|
|Publisher||Random House Large Print|
|"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 Ashesof Buffalo."-- The New York Post|
Average review score based on 23 user reviews
I checked this book out at my local library and loved it. I thought it would be a good book to give my Father for Father's Day. I grew up in Rochester, NY and Tim Russert's book is about his life in Buffalo. We both are about the same age and catholic. I could relate to everything he wrote; it was like looking back on my own life. I loved the book and was happy to purchase it on Ebay for my Dad.
Most of you know Tim Russert for his role as moderator on "Meet the Press." I now feel like I know him and his father as two wonderful men. Mr. Russert's memories of things his father taught him is very vivid.
He has a great knack for sharing his life, humorous or poignant. He graciously allowed us into his life as he shared his thoughts, experiences and even first-hand account of everything from the Buffalo Bills string of Super Bowl losses to meeting the Pope, to meeting his wife for the first time.
Tim Russert and "Big Russ" as his dad is affectionately named, are two people you need to get to know. Check out the book. It's a must read.
I bought this book as a gift for my dad, but read it before giving it to him. It's mainly about Tim Russert's experiences growing up in Buffalo, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who has lived in the area. There are a few slow parts, and he sometimes stretches to relate some of his stories back to his relationship with his dad. But overall it's very well written, and pretty funny at times.
Because it was by Tim Russert a very talented individual Very down home well written.His life was truly filled with pleasant factual memories.Next will be The Wisdom of Our Fathers.
Anyone who has had a father that truly loves them will love this book. By love, Big Russ had to show and little tough love and let Tim screw up to learn about life. Instead of blaming anybody or anything else for Tim's mistakes, as is the case sometimes today, he made Tim into a man by letting life's good and bad experiences wash over him. Terrific reading, if you are raising a son.