Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper
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Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 261 pages
  • 127 x 198.1 x 20.3mm | 204.12g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061132985
  • 9780061132988
  • 1,567,049

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