Tom Piazza is the author of ten books, including the novels City of Refuge, which won the Willie Morris Award, and My Cold War, as well as the book-length essay Why New Orleans Matters. He writes for HBO’s hit drama series Treme and is at work on a new novel. He lives in New Orleans.
For the love of music, Tom Piazza first visited New Orleans in 1987.
Like the book "One Dead in Attic", the author knows Nola so well that his writing of the city brought tears to my eyes several times while reading.
I think and hope that we can turn the tide, and I think that this book will help in that fight.
I rarely give a book 5 stars. 4, often, but 5 is for those life changing/affirming pieces that are rare. I wish I could give this book 6. Read morePublished 18 days ago by John A. Brissette
An entertaining read that communicates the atmosphere of New Orleans and the justifiable outrage about post-Katrina events. Wonderful book, that I finished in two sittings.Published 2 months ago by Matthew L Perkins
A well paced journal about this country's most important (in my opinion) city. Though it never gets too deep on any subject, it scratches the important surfaces.Published 3 months ago by philip fox
I often find it difficult to explain why I love New Orleans so much... I have a hard time talking about its subtleties, when all most people think about is Bourbon Street or Mardi... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Terry Cox
Tom Piazza wrote a very touching book about being away from New Orleans after Katrina. It is a heart felt written book. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Lesa Barnes
Not a "must read", but still a book I will keep in my library. I like that Piazza emphasizes how you can't really understand the rich culture and deep roots of New Orleans... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Molly Weisenburger
This book is a brilliant reminder of why preserving New Orleans and it's rich heritage is important to our nation.Published 21 months ago by stephanie
Piazza is a talented writer and this small book goes a long way in explaining everything he loves about the city. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Arev