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Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper (P.S.)

by Stephen J. Dubner

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Published by Harper Perennial .
Written in English


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Number of Pages261
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Open LibraryOL7288464M
ISBN 100061132985
ISBN 109780061132988
OCLC/WorldCa148674899

He is also the author of Turbulent Souls, Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper, and the children's book The Boy with Two Belly Buttons. Go Premium and get the best of Blinkist Upgrade to Premium now and get unlimited access to the Blinkist library. Genre/Form: Electronic books: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Dubner, Stephen J. Confessions of a hero worshiper. Pymble, NSW ; New York, NY.

  So, for his new book, "Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper" (Morrow), he went in search of Franco Harris. He got more than he bargained for. And . In , Dubner authored his first full-length book, Turbulent Souls: A Catholic Son's Return to His Jewish Family, for which Dubner was named a finalist for the Koret Jewish Book Award. Dubner went on to write Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper () and a children's book, The Boy With Two Belly Buttons (). Freakonomics book series.

  I have a new book on sale today, although it’s not really a new book. HarperPerennial has just republished my second book, Confessions of a Hero- Worshiper, which originally came out in Here’s the Amazon link. It is currently ranked #3,,, so there’s nowhere to go but up. The book is a memoir of [ ]. Dubner is also the author of Turbulent Souls/Choosing My Religion (), Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper (), and the children's book The Boy With Two Belly Buttons ().


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Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper (P.S.) by Stephen J. Dubner Download PDF EPUB FB2

Dubner takes one small aspect of American society shared by many people-the worship of a sports hero at a young age-and explores it. He meets Harris as an adult and decides to write a book on him.

Only the experience doesn't turn out to be the dream of a /5(12). But it's impossible to get through even a chapter of Confessions of a Hero Worshipper, by Stephen J. Dubner, without stepping back taking a longer look at our own trajectories/5(13). Stephen J.

Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and TV and radio personality. In addition to Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics, his books include Turbulent Souls Choosing My Religion, Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper, and the childrens book The Boy With Two Belly Buttons/5.

Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper - Stephen J. Dubner - Google Books As a boy, Stephen J. Dubner's hero was Franco Harris, the famed and mysterious running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers. When. 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/5(12).

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. In a candid yet somewhat disjointed account, Dubner (Turbulent Souls) explores the causes and effects of his devotion to a childhood hero.

Dubner's father died when he was relatively young, and Dubner, growing up in rural New York, latched onto Pittsburgh Steeler great Franco Harris as a role model and a source of strength/5(12).

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 : William Morrow.

Title: Confessions Of A Hero-worshiper Format: Paperback Product dimensions: pages, 8 X X in Shipping dimensions: pages, 8 X X in Published: July 3, Publisher: HarperCollins Language: English.

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It gives a vivid description of his Father's death and his attempt at identifying with the star running back of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Franco Harris/5. Buy Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper (P.S.) by Dubner, Stephen J (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 3.

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Dubner, Author. Morrow $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author Buy this book. In a candid yet somewhat. Confessions of a hero-worshiper. [Stephen J Dubner] -- The author describes how he established his favorite football player, Franco Harris, as a personal hero and father figure after losing his own father in adolescence, and recounts his journey as an Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript.

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.

This article is more than 17 years old. Late in "Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper," Stephen Dubner acknowledges that he's begun to scare himself a .CONFESSIONS OF A HERO WORSHIPER.

by Stephen J. Dubner. BUY NOW FROM Confessions is primarily a psychological memoir, with Dubner unraveling his life and playing it off against Harris and all that the athlete represented to him. His father died when Dubner just when the man had emerged from a long depression and had shone.He is the author of two previous books, Choosing My Religion and Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper, as well as a childrens book, The Boy With Two Belly Buttons.

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