A for Athlete

Also known as Art Rooney, Jr.


Art Rooney, JR. discusses and signs RUANAIDH[]

Wednesday, July 23, 2008, @ 7:00 PM at South Side Works

"Part memoir, park anecdotal history of Pittsburgh's North Side, where the author grew up, and part football book, Ruanaidh follows the extraordinary life of Art Rooney, SR. - the Chief. The strange-looking title (pronounced Ru-ah-nee_ is the Gaelic word for Rooney. Candid personality portraits of almost everybody in the Chief's wide orbit are mingled with tales from Art Rooney, Jr's own high school and college football-playing days, from his time as a failed drama student in New York, from his six months of boot camp training with the marines, and from his subsequent career as personnel director of his father's football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers.