The Center Foundation’s 12th Annual Luncheon
Elizabeth DeLuca and Elizabeth Allen
Thursday, February 28, 2013
River Oaks Country Club
“…as good a description of paternal love as you'll ever read and reason enough
to pick up this book for the father or son in your life." - Associated Press
H.G. "Buzz" Bissinger is among the nation's most honored and distinguished writers. He is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Livingston Award, the American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award and the National Headliners Award, among others. He also was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He is the author of three highly acclaimed nonfiction books: Friday Night Lights, A Prayer for the City and Three Nights in August.
He will speak about his newest book Father’s Day where Buzz tells the tale of driving cross-country with his son Zach who has brain damage to get to understand him better. Zach has spent his life attending special schools and self-contained classrooms. He is able to work menial jobs such as stocking supplies. But he’ll 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: an astonishing memory, a dazzling knack for navigation, and a reflexive honesty which can make him both socially awkward and surprisingly wise. Join us to hear this amazing story!