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Luke Russert

Grieving My Father, Finding Myself

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    The Background

    What’s your family legacy?

    Luke Russert’s is one of hard work and the American Dream. Luke’s grandpa worked tirelessly as a garbage man to provide his son, Tim, with better opportunities than he had. Then Tim worked tirelessly himself, and became a legend in the journalism world. Luke felt the pressure of his father and grandfather’s legacies and wanted to prove himself worthy of the privilege his dad worked hard to provide him with.

    Luke’s mother was also a well-respected journalist and activist. More free-spirited than Luke’s father, she was nonetheless harder on Luke. She wasn’t impressed by good grades or accomplishments – they were expected. Luke resented his mother because of it, even as he loved her.

    When Tim died of a heart attack, family, friends and fans alike attended the wake. Luke delivered the eulogy to an audience that included John McCain, Barack Obama and Ethel Kennedy. Toward the end of his speech, he heard his father’s voice in his head, giving him encouragement and telling him to ‘bring it home.’

    But when the remembrances finally wrapped up, Luke wasn’t sure where to turn next.

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    What is Look for Me There about?

    Look for Me There (2023) chronicles the struggles of a man dealing with the loss of his father. By accompanying him on a journey across the world and his heart, we learn how he copes with grief, and what other lessons he learns along the way. 

    Who should read Look for Me There?

    • Anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one
    • Travel fans who love to learn about interesting places
    • Anyone interested in the human condition and its struggles

    About the Author

    Luke Russert is an author and Emmy-award winning journalist, primarily covering American politics as a NBC News correspondent between 2008 and 2016. After leaving NBC he started a three-year journey across the world which culminated in the publication of Look for Me There, his first book.

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