MEMOIR OF A NEWS ICON: Tim Russert, moderator of Meet the Press for more than 16 years, was beloved by politicians on both sides of the aisle, by his peers in the media, and by millions of viewers. This book is his first and only memoir, written in the form of lessons passed down from his father, Big Russ. PREVIOUS BESTSELLER: Big Russ & Me (Miramax Books, 2004) was a #1 New York Times bestseller, selling 345,832 copies in hard cover and 291,564 in paperback, but has been largely unavailable since 2010.NEW IN E-BOOK: Big Russ & Me has never been available in e-book format. THREE-GENERATION LEGACY: A rising star at NBC-as well as a character in the book-Tim's son Luke Russert will contribute a substantial introduction about his father's legacy. He will also promote on national shows via appearances, and in social media. FATHER'S DAY RELEASE: Written as a tribute to a father and a message to a son, Russert's memoir is a model Father's Day book. At its original publication, Big Russ & Me was the #1 Father's Day book of 2004.