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Buzz Bissinger spent five and a half years writing this book, during which time he had exclusive access to Mayor Ed Rendell's administration. From 1981 to 1988 he was a reporter at The Philadelphia Enquirer, where he won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting, and later he worked for the Chicago Tribune. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 1985-86 and is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair. He is the author of the acclaimed bestseller Friday Night Lights.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Rendell, Edward G, (Edward Gene), 1944-Philadelphia (Pa, ) Politics and government 1865-Philadelphia (Pa, ) Social conditions, Mayors Pennsylvania Philadelphia