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1 Dead in Attic by Chris Rose
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Jan 21, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: nola
Read from August 27 to November 20, 2010

This collection of Chris Rose's post-K articles is an excellent and powerful tour through the emotional roller-coaster of the destruction and rebuilding of NOLA. However, that recommendation comes with the caveat that you should not read this if you are currently stressed, depressed, or in a similarly fragile emotional state. In one of his final articles, Rose discusses his experience with depression, which heavily colored many of his earlier pieces. As too many (or too few) Gulf South residents discovered, clinical depression is a very serious disease and needs to be properly treated. As time elapses and emotions fade, I believe this book will serve as a record of the tragedy seen through the eyes of a resident who loved his city. If that doesn't justify having a thorough, practiced, and coordinated emergency response plan, whether for hurricanes in Florida, earthquakes in California, droughts in Arizona, wildfires in Kansas, or blizzards in Minnesota, then there is something wrong with our nation.

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