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1 Dead in Attic: After Katrina by Chris Rose
1 Dead in Attic: After Katrina

elle, August 28, 2007

Kay comments that this book should be required reading for everyone who loves New Orleans; actually, I think it should be required reading for everyone in the U.S. In fact, I think it's more important that people who don't love New Orleans should have to read it so they can understand what happened in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Chris Rose wrote an entertainment column for the local newspaper before the storm. I really didn't care for his column at all. His writing was fluff - self-involved, pompous, and arrogant - mostly about spotting celebrities in the city.

However, after Hurricane Katrina he stepped up to the plate as a writer and journalist like I've never experienced before. His writings tapped into and perfectly captured the exact feelings that every New Orleanian was having. It's an incredibly heartfelt and moving collection of essays.

Trust me, as a New Orleanian, I've read every post-Katrina book out there. This one is hands-down the best. Buy copies for everyone you know. It's that good and it's that important that the rest of the country understand more about our country's worst natural disaster in history.
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