Searching for Bobby Fischer

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 1993

The fascinating story of Fred Waitzkin and his son Josh, from the moment six-year-old Josh first sits down at a chessboard until he wins the national championship. Now a feature film starring Ben Kingsley, Max Pomerenc, Joe Mantegna, and Larry Fishburne. (Penguin)

About the Author
Fred Waitzkin is the author of "Searching for Bobby Fischer, " "Mortal Games, The Last Marlin, " and, presently, "The Dream Merchant, " his first novel. His articles and essays have appeared in numerous magazines, including "Esquire, " "Forbes, " "New York "magazine, "The New York Times Magazine, " "The New York Times Book Review, " "Outside "magazine, and "Sports Illustrated". Waitzkin lives in New York City with his wife. He spends as much time as possible on the bridge of his old boat trolling baits off distant islands with his family.