1 DEAD IN ATTIC
This is the title of a book by Chris Rose. Mr. Rose is a reporter for the Times-Picayune. Before Katrina he was the entertainment writer for the paper. Since the storm I'm not sure what his exact title would be, or if he has one. During the storm he continued to write, but the comings and goings of the current hot movie star were not his scribblings, instead he wrote of his life in the post Katrina city. This small book is a collection of his articles from the paper. This book made me smile at some of the images he wrote about, thinking about it, remembering it from six months later. It also brought tears to my eyes too many times, just in the simple acts he describes of life in the city. There's a picture in the book, of his kids standing in front of a huge cardboard stand that welcomes them home...I dare anyone to look at that picture and not feel tears welling up in his or her eyes. This book is a true testmentant to those times as we'll get. Read it and you'll get some idea of what the people of this city have went through.