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Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper

Author: Dubner, Stephen J.

Publisher: HarperPerennial

Format:Softcover

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Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper : As a boy, Stephen J. Dubner's hero was Franco Harris, the famed and mysterious running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers. When Dubner's father died, he became obsessed -- he dreamed of his hero every night; he signed his school papers "Franco Dubner." Though they never met, it was Franco Harris who shepherded Dubner through a fatherless boyhood. Twenty years later, Dubner, an accomplished writer, sees Harris on a magazine cover. His long-dormant obsession comes roaring back. He journeys to Pittsburgh, certain that Harris will embrace him. And he is ... well, wrong. Told with the grit of a journalist and the grace of a memoirist, Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper is a breathtaking, heartbreaking, and often humorous story of astonishing developments. It is also a sparkling meditation on the nature of hero-worship -- which, like religion and love, tells us as much about ourselves as about the object of our desire.


Category   Subject
Science   Chemistry
Biography & Autobiography   General

ISBN 13:9780380733149
ISBN 10:0380733145
Format:Softcover
Language:English
Pages:261
Size:8.78" l x 5.63" w x 0.74" h
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