Thursday, September 06, 2007

Down in New Orleans

Our dear friend Billy has written a book. And it's been published. And it's called Down in New Orleans: Reflections from a Drowned City:

Cover: Down in New Orleans

And smart people like Dave Eggers say nice things about it like:
"As much as Down in New Orleans is a damning account of everything that went wrong after Katrina struck, it's also a deeply soulful and eloquent tribute—part paean and part eulogy—to a place [Sothern] loves almost despite himself. It's essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the past, present and future of this indispensable city."
I, for one, am very much looking forward to getting a copy, which I will do tonight at his premiere reading/signing at Octavia Books at 6 pm here in our fair/bedraggled city. (But if you live in the Great Shiny Above Sea-Level Beyond and can't catch a flight in time, don't despair; it's also available on the world wide web—or hopefully in an enlightened bookstore near you).

See you there.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:34 PM

    Looks interesting and heart wretching. I will have to get a copy