[Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans] | frikilife.comHe quickly realized that Katrina was not the most interesting thing about New Orleans, not by a long shot. The most interesting questi. The most interesting question, which struck him as he watched residents struggling to return, was this: Why are New Orleanians—along with people from all over the world who continue to flock there—so devoted to a place that was, even before the storm, the most corrupt, impoverished, and violent corner of America? These nine lives are windows into every strata of one of the most complex and fascinating cities in the world. From outsider artists and Mardi Gras Kings to jazz-playing coroners and transsexual barkeeps, these lives are possible only in New Orleans, but the city that nurtures them is also, from the beginning, a city haunted by the possibility of disaster.
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He traveled to… read more. He traveled to New Orleans in to cover the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Staying in the city for an extended time, his reporting resulted in a book that chronicles the lives of nine people who have lived in New Orleans since Hurricane Betsy hit the city in He reports about the transformation of New Orleans since then and the destruction of large portions of the city following Hurricane Katrina. In his talk Mr. Baum described the life of a journalist and author for an audience of high school students.
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Many journalists, operating more on romantic affection for New Orleans than any deep knowledge of the city, seemed unable to dry the place off, to reconstruct what had made it so distinctive to begin with. - Baum's entries about his discoveries Mardi Gras Zone! The Spotted Cat!