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 and 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 and Me will be embraced by his myriad fans -- and will delight dads across the country on Father's Day and for years to come.
|Edition description:||Abridged, 4 cassettes, 6 hours|
|Product dimensions:||4.16(w) x 6.84(h) x 1.03(d)|
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book brought back many memories of my childhood and my relationship with my Daddy, who is now deceased. Tim wrote vivid descriptions of Buffalo, which brought back pleasant memories of my childhood in a small town in Arkansas.
It's especially more meaningful to be able to hear Tim's voice again since his untimely death only leaves us with tapes of him and our memories of him.
A touching insight into the Love of a Family, sweet and touching.
This book is an outstanding portrait of humanity, a story of life and growing up in a capsule of time that should stand as a model for integrity, character, respect and dignity. Both Tim Russerts are men to be emulated with respect to their character qualities. To have shared friendship in life with either of these was surely a blessing and as I read this book, I found myself wanting desperately to know these lovely people. Thank you, Tim Russert! Tim says 'You gotta eat.' I say, 'You gotta read this book!'
Tim Russert reads this touching tribute to his father with humor, understanding and love. 'The older I get,' Russert says, 'the smarter my father seems to get. Hardly a day goes by when I don't remember something that Big Russ taught me.' With those words and more Russert recalls a childhood in South Buffalo, New York, a predominantly Irish Catholic neighborhood where families shared with and cared about one another. A veteran of World War II the elder Russert fathered four children and provided for them by his day job with the Sanitation Department and a night job with the local newspaper. Along the way he instilled in his offspring his basic beliefs in duty, responsibility, patriotism, and courage. Most of us know Tim Russert as a celebrated television newsman and moderator of Meet The Press. Now, we meet him as a devoted and appreciative son. Listen and be reminded of what really matters in life. Many sons might want to say to their fathers much of what Russert is saying to his but cannot find the words. Suggestion: give your father this CD and he'll understand.