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Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper
Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper
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As a boy, Stephen J. Dubners hero was Franco Harris, the famed and mysterious running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers. When Dubners 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.      

Author: Stephen J. Dubner

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: HarpPeren

Publication Date: 2004-01-20

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