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Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
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Feb 04, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: book-club, kindle
Read from April 30 to September 03, 2011

WOW...I already new the people of New Orleans were treated poorly, but this book REALLY confirmed it. FEMA and the last administration...STINK!!! I hope the Zeitoun family finds peace and closure to a situation that should have happened in a third world country...NOT this country. Sad...

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Kellie Malewski I may have mentioned this to you the day we were at Barnes and Noble, but Spike Lee and HBO did a documentary mini-series in 2006 about Katrina, which was very eye-opening called When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts. We watched it one of my grad school classes, and it is a documentary I will not soon forget. It was long (probably 4+ hours if I remember right) but very well done. Parts of it were really hard to watch, especially when they documented New Orleans residents being treated like refugees in their own country. It was heartbreaking to see how our government failed so many in their time of need.

Riley Vermilya I think I saw bits and parts of that and I saw some info on Oprah when Katrina hit. It angered me...but this book REALLY hit a nerve. If this would have happened in a wealthy, white world of America, they would have acted quickly. Sad...

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