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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 HBOs 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 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 6 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 11 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 16 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 17 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 18 months ago by Arev
As a pre-New Orleanian (I lived there for years) I found this book impossible to put down. Like the book "One Dead in Attic", the author knows Nola so well that his writing of the... Read morePublished on May 31, 2012 by Birdie
I am a New Orleanean who has lived overseas ever since I was a child, and this book gave me a way to explain to my friends that New Orleans is more than a storm, it is the... Read morePublished on May 7, 2010 by Adelaide Goodyear
My professor recommended this book. It's really a useful and informative book about New Orleans.Published on January 30, 2010 by KC
I had spent 15 minutes writing, then deleted it. Let's go with this: "Arhg! Whopprhpth! Gagg,,, achrgh!!" Spit. Wipe and gag again.Published on December 26, 2009 by Imelda K. Perilloux