NBC-TVUs senior vice Washington bureau chief and host of "Meet the Press" offers an intensely personal and charming memoir of American li...
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Big Russ & Me is a book written by a son about his father and the lessons he taught him. This book outlines the father's (Big Russ) passion for sporta, religion, his country, and most importantly life. While offering a peek into the relationship Tim Russert (the author) had with his father, this book also provides a charming memior of American life and values in the 1950's.
This book is similar to The Last Lecture because both offer life lessons to help a person live a more fulfilling life. Also, both books offer information about life was back in earlier decades with Randy describing how he used to read the encylcopedia as a child and how he later was able to fulfill his childhood dream of writing a section in one. Hoeever, these books most strongly connect through through the way both Randy and Tim learn these life lessons- their fathers. While Tim states that some of his lessons came from daily obligations, Randy recalls an important lesson on humility from a momentous discovery after his father's death. While looking through his father's belongings Randy discovered a bronze medal of honor his father won during the war but failed to ever mention to anyone. This taught Randy not to flaunt his accomplishments- a lessons that he recalls over and over again in his book. These two books are related in many way but most strongly by the lessons taught by each author's father.