Confessions Of A Hero-worshiper by Stephen J. DubnerConfessions Of A Hero-worshiper by Stephen J. Dubner

Confessions Of A Hero-worshiper

byStephen J. Dubner

Paperback | July 3, 2007

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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.

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 bo...
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Title:Confessions Of A Hero-worshiperFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:July 3, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061132985

ISBN - 13:9780061132988

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?Enlightening?In Confessions of a Hero Worshiper, Stephen Dubner chronicles the risky business of meeting in person and coming to know the football player he?d idolized as a needy child on black and white television.? (Boston Globe)