Anniversary edition of Tim Russert's 'Big Russ & Me' out in May, with preface by Luke Russert

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FILE - "Meet the Press" moderator and NBC News Senior Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief Tim Russert poses for photographers, in this Oct. 23, 2006, file photo taken in New York Tim Russert isn’t around to celebrate the 10th anniversary of “Big Russ & Me,” his best-seller about his dad. But Russert’s son, Luke, is stepping in. Weinstein Books announced Wednesday Feb. 12, 2014 that an anniversary edition of “Big Russ” is scheduled for May, featuring a new preface by Luke Russert.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

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NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Russert isn't around to celebrate the 10th anniversary of "Big Russ & Me," his best-seller about his dad. But Russert's son, Luke, is stepping in.

Weinstein Books announced Wednesday that an anniversary edition of "Big Russ" is scheduled for a May release and features a new preface by Luke Russert. A sentimental favorite, the book tells of Tim Russert's childhood in a working-class neighborhood in Buffalo, N.Y., and the life lessons he received from his father.

In May, "Big Russ" also will come out as an e-book for the first time.

Tim Russert, the longtime political analyst and host of NBC's "Meet the Press," died in 2008 at age 58. Luke Russert is a correspondent for NBC News.

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