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Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper
  • Bandtyp: Häftad
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 200707
  • Antal sidor: 304
  • Vikt i gram: 218
  • ISBN10:0061132985
  • ISBN13:9780061132988

Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper

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Beskrivning:

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. Years later, Dubner journeys to meet his hero, 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.

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