Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper
Stephen J. DubnerISBN: 0688173659;
Book Description In its review of Turbulent Souls, the New York Times wrote: "While it is clearly better for Stephen Dubner if his turbulent soul stays quiet, I think readers of this wonderful book will rather hope that a continued measure of unsettlement inspires him to write more." Now Stephen J. Dubner has returned with the brilliant Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper , a true story that reads like the wisest of novels. Dubner embarks on the kind of search that tantalizes every one of us -- the search for a long-forgotten childhood hero -- and in so doing, plumbs the secrets to his own survival. When he was a boy, Dubner developed a fierce attachment to a football player, Franco Harris, the famed and mysterious running back forthe Pittsburgh Steelers. When Dubner's father died, this attachment became an obsession. 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...
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