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Tim Russert introduces mother of all Father's Day books
At times choking with emotion, the man who interviews world leaders on one of the nation's most influential news shows, NBC-TV's Meet The Press, Tim Russert delivered the BookExpo America 2006 keynote address on the everyday heroes of the world--fathers. On the heels of his huge bestseller Big Russ and Me (Miramax; May, 2004) Russert has followed up with a book about the thousands of fathers, their sons and daughters, who shared their stories after reading Big Russ and Me. Reading from what may be the mother of all Father's Day books, Wisdom of Our Fathers (Random House; May, 2006), Russert offered a litany of lessons learned from his own father and the many men who quietly teach their sons and daughters the values of life. Beyond merely selling books on his book tour, Russert proclaimed that he was on a mission to honor fathers everywhere. Afterward, Russert signed books and spoke to PubBuzz.

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Kim Cattrall and Hollywood will give way to Tim Russert and politics at BEA 2006: Kim Cattrall, Bill Mahr, Peter Bogdanovich, Henry Winkler starred at BookExpo America in New York City last year. The largest book publishing event in the U.S. moves to Washington, D.C., for the 2006 edition, featuring--you guessed it--politicians and pundits.

Harry Frankfurt, distinguished Princeton Professor, holds forth in earnest 'On Bullshit': One of the great philosophers of our time, Princeton Professor Harry G. Frankfurt discourses on what he sees as one of the greatest problems of our time--bullshit

Bruce Feiler, Robert Pinsky, and Sherwin Nuland explore the ancient origins of modern religion: A bestselling author on religion, a former U.S. Poet Laureate, and a clinical professor of surgery explore the great figures of the ancient world and the land where God was born

Eve Ensler takes aim at dieting, mascarra, and self-mutilation in 'The Good Body': Award-winning playwright ('The Vagina Monologues'), author and women's political activist Eve Ensler brings her provocative humor to bear on dieting, cosmetics, and 'skinny bitches' and revels in the 'freedom of insecurity' in her new book 'The Good Body'

Simon Winchester commemorates 100th anniversary of The Great California Earthquake of April 18, 1906: Simon Winchester tells the story behind the story of his newest book, 'A Crack in the Edge of the World,' commemorating the 100th anniversary of the worst natural disaster in American history.

William Kristol and Stephen Hayes offer best of The Weekly Standard and take questions from liberals: Conservative editors of The Weekly Standard hold court at Miami Book Fair International

Randi Rhodes illustrates Republican hypocrisy with story of Strom Thurmond's womanizing: AirAmerica radio show host and commentator Randi Rhodes, hosting a BookExpo America panel of authors introduces her new book, 'The Encydlopedia of Republican Hypocries'

Maureen Dowd says some men are necessary, but not if his name is Dick Cheney: New York Times op-ed columnist Maureen Dowd turns her sardonic wit loose on men in and out of power; wonders what the world would be like if women ruled and men were 'sperm slaves'

Mike Wallace tells the stories behind the stories in book and video memoir, 'Between You and Me': CBS '60 Minutes' journalist takes readers behind the scenes of his interviews with the most famous and infamous newsmakers of the last fifty years; memoirs come with video highlights of his long, storied career

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