Big russ and me book review
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Big Russ & Me: Father and Son -- Lessons Of Life
Exploring the intersections of law, religion and culture. Copyright by Richard J. All rights reserved. This book has been lauded as a beautiful encomium to Tim Russert's father of the same name and to fathers generally. But that gloss doesn't capture what this book really is. It's Tim Russert, Jr.
Sign up for our newsletters! Bookstores have been gearing up for Father's Day for some time now, lining their front displays with titles dad is sure to enjoy: sports, grilling, amusing how-tos. Pretty standard stuff. But once in a while a book comes along that supersedes the silly. Russert, the popular host of NBC's "Meet the Press," wrote this tribute to his father, Tim Senior, a member of what has become known as "the greatest generation. The Russert family grew up in a blue-collar section of Buffalo, NY, where Tim Senior instilled in the author and his three sisters the qualities of discipline, respect, honesty and faith that, for whatever reason, are sometimes lacking from parents today. In the minds of younger readers, Russert might as well have written his book a hundred years ago.
Buffalo, New York, is probably best known for snow and chicken wings. In his memoir, Russert fondly describes growing up in a working-class Irish Catholic neighborhood on the South side. Tim's Dad, Big Russ, child of the Depression, WWII veteran, and holder of two jobs for most of his adult life, lovingly taught his children tough lessons about life and responsibilities. The younger Russert's life journey is fascinating, and his text is filled with great storytelling. However, the author's narration lacks the passion of his written words. As it turns out, Russert is a far more engaging interviewer than he is an audiobook reader.