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Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? Hardcover – March 15, 2006
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The book feels rather like a diary, full of reminiscences on life in New Orleans before, during and after Katrina. Just after the preface, there is a list of census data from 1900 and 2000, along with a map of the city showing where the events in each chapter took place. The publishers have been unafraid to take a different approach to the book's content and diversify the style of its presentation: throughout there are 19th century engravings of the city, recipes for local dishes and the words to turn of the century Creole songs. As well as adding the excitement of never letting you know what you will find on the next page, these lyrical vignettes remind you of the city's history and cultural heritage at a crucial time when what hasn't already been swept away by the storm threatens to be destroyed by the corporate greed of `reconstruction' that will come in its wake.
Above all, this book is about hearing a wide variety of voices telling different stories. It is an incredible feeling to read all their outlandish tales and know they are actually true.Read more ›
I too was one of those stories as I was trapped in the Superdome and couldn't escape until a group of us were smuggled out. I wrote my story in Diary From the Dome. Wish I had possessed your writing talents though.
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Planning a trip to New Orleans, check this out! This book of essays and art was compiled in the fall of 2005 while the writers were living in exile and watching their city drown. Read morePublished 5 months ago by DD Gott
First, I love New Orleans. Love her. Yes she's one of those cities I anthropomorphize always. I've not lived there but have been a frequent visitor for years. Read morePublished on March 24, 2014 by John A. Brissette
wait a few months and the price will go down to 20.00. Definitely don,t pay more than 30.00, that's a ripoff. Get it from the libraryPublished on January 26, 2011 by augustus
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