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Buzz Bissinger | Father's Day

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012. New. First edition, first printing. Signed by Buzz Bissinger on the title page.

Philadelphia's own Buzz Bissinger is the author of the bestselling nonfiction classic on high school football, Friday Night Lights, which was turned into a successful film as well as an NBC television series. A former reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Bissinger has won the Pulitzer Prize and the Livingston Award, and his other books include A Prayer for the City and Three Nights in August. Father’s Day is the true story of a father's journey across the country with his savant son, Zach, to revisit their shared history. Born with serious intellectual deficits and three minutes—and a world—apart from his twin brother, Zach's rare talents and the unique, sturdy logic of his worldview bestow a new wisdom on his father Buzz's understanding of character and intellect. 

Check out the podcast of Buzz Bissinger in conversation with Jennifer Weiner at the Free Library of Philadephia:

Recorded 5/16/2012

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