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Why New Orleans Matters by Tom Piazza
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Aug 04, 12

bookshelves: nola, research
Read from July 27 to August 04, 2012

Tom Piazza's brisk, personal narrative captures some of the intangibles that make New Orleans special, and gets to the heart of the man-made tragedy that followed Hurricane Katrina and the spark of hope that was never fully extinguished.

"Laissez les bons temps rouler" may be NOLA's tourist-friendly motto, but Piazza's "Go with what is. Use what happens." mantra is the one it lives by.
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