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Searching for Bobby Fischer

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Searching for Bobby Fischer

The Father of a Prodigy Observes the World of Chess

By Fred Waitzkin

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780140230383, 240pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 1993

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Description
The compelling sage of three years in the life of a real American chess prodigy now a Major Motion Picture
Searching for Bobby Fischer is the story of Fred Waitzkin and his son, from the moment six-year-old Josh first sits down at a chessboard until he competes for the national championship. Drawn into the insular, international network of chess, they must also navigate the difficult waters of their own relationship. All the while, Waitzskin searches for the elusive Bobby Fischer, whose myth still dominates the chess world and profoundly affects Waitzkin's dreams for his son.
The quest is beautifully resolved in a contest that knits together all the book's rich themes. Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times


About the Author
Fred Waitzkin, who fishes regularly in the Bahamas, is the author of Searching for Bobby Fischer and has written for The New York Times Magazine, New York, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, and Motorboating and Sailing. He lives in New York City and Martha's Vineyard.
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