Searching for Bobby Fischer is the story of Fred Waitzkin and his son Josh, from the moment six-year-old Josh first sits down at a chessboard until he competes for the national championship. Drawn into the insular, international network of chess, they must also navigate the difficult waters of their own relationship. All the while, Waitzkin wonders about and searches for the elusive Bobby Fischer, whose myth still dominates the chess world and profoundly affects Waitzkin's dreams for his son.
About the Author
Fred Waitzkin is the author of Searching for Bobby Fischer and Mortal Games. He has written for Esquire, the New York Times Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and Motorboating and Sailing. He lives in New York City and Martha's Vineyard and fishes regularly in the Bahamas.