October 12, 2005
I am on disc 8 of 9 of the Audiobook Big Russ and Me: Father and Son, lessons on Life, by Tim Russert. Although the book is more about little Russ, with only a smattering of Big Russ's influence thoughout the book, it is entertaining and informative. Russert gives an interesting glimpse at growing up in Buffalo, the Irish/Catholic world of education, his Jesuit college years and how he got where he is. The chapters about his years spent working for Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan are so detailed and moving, it almost seems like to book could have been named "My real father and my intellectual father" - a phrase Russert used in the text.