Did you know you're missing a book on your shelf? No, you probably didn't. Nor can you be blamed for this omission. The book simply didn't exist until now. But now the book does exist, and now this wrong can be righted. What's the book? Signs of Life. And there are precisely two reasons why you need it:
- The book itself: It's a collection of documentary photographs (including several by yours truly) of the hand-made signs that appeared throughout the region after the storm. They range from desperately sad to angry to bizarre to wickedly funny. The signs were (and still are) one of the most striking features of the post-Katrina landscape, and compiled together, they form a remarkable document of the events that unfolded here.
- Your soul: All the proceeds go to Common Ground Relief and Hands On Network, two groups doing relief work in the area. Buying this book will assist in the recovery of our region, and it will make you a better person. It's good and good for you.