Forsyth, Georgia – A Book Review
Whether you are a teenager, a young parent, an old parent, a grand-parent or a great-great-grand-parent the book Big Russ & Me will tug at your heart strings. Tim Russert's story about what he learned from his father and what he is passing on to his son, Luke, is a microcosm of the American family since the U.S. victory in Europe of World War II. When you think about the term "family values" the Russert family story narrated by the now deceased Tim Russert, former NBC News Washington bureau chief, moderator and managing editor of Meet the Press, political analyst for Today and Nightly News and host of the Tim Russert Show on CNBC will remind us all of the indelible connection between fathers and sons; readers everywhere will laugh, cry, and identify with life's lessons taught by Tim's dad, Big Russ.
Growing up in Cleveland, Ohio fourteen years before Tim Russert was born the snow and winds of Lake Erie traversed the path to Buffalo just like the nuns taught us the values of fear and discipline in Ohio as the parochial school in south Buffalo taught young Timmy. Throughout young Tim's life the story mirrors the lives of millions of Americans who grew up in the post World War II era of our great nation.
This heartwarming story teaches us about the little things in life that the big bad world sometimes leads us away from in our daily struggles of raising a family and teaching them what really matters in our lives. The tragedy of Tim Russert's early demise this past year makes the story even more poignant in light current politics, the economy and world tensions for the new administration.