Pulitzer Prize-winning author Buzz Bissinger's cross country trip with his extraordinary son
May 21, 2012
Pulitzer Prize-winning author BUZZ BISSINGER takes a road trip with his 24 year old son to get to know him better. This is not your usual father-and-son bonding story – Bissenger’s sons, Gerry and Zach are twins, but they live in very different worlds. Gerry, three minutes older, is attending graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania, but Zach is an intellectually challenged savant who suffered brain damage at birth, and can’t live by himself nor drive a car, despite some unusual talents, like memory and navigation. The former Philadelphia Inquirer reporter’s new book, “Father’s Day: A Journey Into the Mind & Heart of My Extraordinary Son,” takes us across the United States and into the mind of a special son.