Book Review:  Searching for Bobby Fisher


Searching for Bobby Fischer

A Father’s Story of Love and Ambition
by Fred Waitzkin

Open Road Integrated Media
Parenting & Families, Biographies & Memoirs

Pub Date 07 Feb 2017 

I am voluntarily reviewing s copy of Searching for Bobby Fisher through the publisher and Netgalley:

In 1984 Fred Waitzkin’s Son Josh was seven years old, in September of 1984 he signs a contract with Random House to write about his Seven Year old Son Josh the Chess Player.

At six Fred began teaching his Son Josh to play Chess, by seven he was a stronger player than his Father. 

As a child Fred had thought Chess was boring until the Summer of 1972 when Bobby fisher played Boris Spassky.

One day when Josh was playing Chess in the park he caught the attention of the manager of the Manhattan Chess Club, Pandolfini .

Josh travels with his Father to Moscow to learn more about Chess. While there they met Mark Dvortesky.

In the Fall of 1986 Fred flies to California in search of Bobby Fisher.

This is the story of One Young boys gift for Chess, and his Fathers support and encouragement.

I give Searching for Bobby Fisher five out of five stars.

Happy Reading.

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