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Father's Day A Journey into the Mind and Heart of My Extraordinary Son

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ISBN-10: 0547816561

ISBN-13: 9780547816562

Edition: 2012

Authors: H. G. Bissinger

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The bestselling author ofFriday Night Lightsand3 Nights in Augustjourneys across country and into the psyche of his son and traveling companion, where he finds not only the remarkable skills and debilities known as savantism, but a host of qualities we might all emulate.   Buzz Bissinger's twin sons were born three minutes—and a world—apart. Gerry, the older one, is a graduate student at Penn, preparing to become a teacher. His brother, Zach, has spent his life attending special schools. He will never drive a car, or kiss a girl, or live by himself. He is a savant, challenged by serious intellectual deficits but also blessed with rare talents. He has an astonishing memory, a dazzling knack…    
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 5/15/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Award-winning writer Buzz Bissinger graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976. He has worked for many newspapers, including The Philadelphia Inquirer, and he shared a Pulitzer Prize for reporting in 1987 for a series on the Philadelphia Court System. He has written for magazines including Sports Illustrated, The New York Times Magazine, and Vanity Fair, for which he has been a contributing editor since 1996. Bissinger also co-produced and wrote for the ABC television drama NYPD Blue and published the nonfiction books Friday Night Lights, A Prayer for the City and Three Nights in August.

Author's Note
Zach
Bon Voyage
Blue Box
Is That All Three Is?
Failure to Forger
Embassy Suites!
Lost in Milwaukee
Cardinals and Cookies
"It Will be Okey"
I'll do Anything
Science of the Crime
Boobie
Mom and Dad
Hollywood Blue
Viva Las Vegas!
Coming into Los Angels
Picture Perfect
Zach and Gerry
Reality Bites
Epilogue
Zach's Acknowledgements
Buzz's Acknowledgements