The Five People You Meet in Hell: Surviving Katrina

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 246 pages
This is an eye witness account by a long-time New Orleans resident of the unfolding of events before, during and after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. You'll meet five unique people, and be there inside their thoughts, feelings and the life-threatening events they endured. You'll feel the explosions, fires and gunfire as if you were there.The "five people" includes comic actor Harry Anderson (from the series Night Court), Gennifer Flowers' ex-husband Finis, a salty 81 year-old sailor and others.You will be there to experience the return and renewal of New Orleans after seven weeks in exile.In the last part of the book, you'll see what life in the French Quarter was like before the storm hit, from the view of a campy group of artists, musicians, writers and hangers-on.When you finish reading it, you'll truly know what it means to miss New Orleans.

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About the author (2006)

Robert Smallwood shares his birthplace, Davenport, Iowa with traditional jazz great Bix Beiderbecke and his birthday, July 5, with French writer and filmmaker Jean Cocteau. Smallwood left Iowa and moved to New Orleans in 1982. He has published over 100 articles in computer trade journals and is considered an expert in the field. This is his first book, written in 3 weeks while exiled from New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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