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Nine Lives The Hidden History Of A Haunted And Beloved City Told Through The Intersecting Lives Of Nine Remarkable Characters After Hurricane Katrina, Dan Baum Moved To New Orleans To Write About The City S Response To The Disaster For The New Yorker He Quickly Realized That Katrina Was Not The Most Interesting Thing About New Orleans, Not By A Long Shot 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 Here S The Answer Nine Lives Is A Multivoiced Biography Of This Dazzling, Surreal, And Imperiled City Through The Lives Of Nine Characters Over Forty Years And Bracketed By Two Epic Storms Hurricane Betsy, Which Transformed The City In The 1960 S, And Katrina, Which Nearly Destroyed It 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 All Their Stories Converge In The Storm, Where Some Characters Rise To Acts Of Heroism And Others Sink To The Bottom But It Is New Orleans Herself Perpetually Whistling Past The Grave Yard That Is The Story S Real Heroine Nine Lives Is Narrated From The Points Of View Of Some Of New Orleans S Most Charismatic Characters, But Underpinning The Voices Of The City Is An Extraordinary Feat Of Reporting That Allows Baum To Bring This Kaleidoscopic Portrait To Life With Brilliant Color And Crystalline Detail Readers Will Find Themselves Wrapped Up In Each Of These Individual Dramas And Delightfully Immersed In The Life Of One Of This Country S Last Unique Places, Even As Its Ultimate Devastation Looms Ever Closer By Resurrecting This Beautiful And Tragic Place And Portraying The Extraordinary Lives That Could Have Taken Root Only There, Nine Lives Shows Us What Was Lost In The Storm And What Remains To Be Saved.

  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • Nine Lives
  • Dan Baum
  • English
  • 21 June 2018
  • 038552319X

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10 thoughts on “Nine Lives

  1. says:

    Nine Live is an excellent story of New Orleans as seen through these nine individuals and the lives they touch As much as I have read about the effects of Katrina on the city and its people, this was eye opening And that is because of Dan Baum s reporting, his listening, and the access the many people of New Orleans allowed him As he wrote in his Acknowledgments but as a reporter, I really must thank everybody I encountered in New Orleans from the po boy sellers and street musicians to the c Nine Live is an excellent story of New Orleans as seen through these nine individuals and the lives they touch As much as I have read about the effects of Katrina on the city and its people, this was eye opening And that is because of Dan Baum s reporting, his listening, and the access the many people of New Orleans allowed him As he wrote in his Acknowledgments but as a reporter, I really must thank everybody I encountered in New Orleans from the po boy sellers and street musicians to the cops and hat merchants and the tattooed ex con who fixed my car for building a c...

  2. says:

    Just this past week I read a critique of the reporting on Katrina in general, and on Five Days at Memorial Life and Death in a Storm Ravaged Hospital in particular, as being written by outsiders who don t know enough to know what they were missing Since I can t find the piece now, I realize that mentioning it isn t very helpful But here s the detail that struck me Memorial Hospital s name had been changed years before the storm, but in the way of these things, the name change had not been co Just this past week I read a critique of the reporting on Katrina in general, and on Five Days at Memorial Life and Death in a Storm Ravaged Hospital in particular, as being written by outsiders who don t know enough to know what they were missing Since I can t find the piece now, I realize that mentioning it isn t very helpful But here s the detail that struck me Memorial Hospital s name had been chang...

  3. says:

    New Orleans is a city full of contradictions, a place out of context with the rest of America It defies understanding, explanation, and most especially, classification It s a quality the residents hold onto, this testament of uniqueness, even as the city has teetered time and again on the brink of destruction I ve lived near New Orleans for most of my life I m a frequent visitor there, and, like everyone else who comes, I ve fallen in love with its decadent grandness, its welcoming, leisurel New Orleans is a city full of contradictions, a place out of context with the rest of America It defies understanding, explanation, and most especially, classification It s a quality the residents hold onto, this testament of uniqueness, even as the city has teetered time and again on the brink of destruction I ve lived near New Orleans for most of my life I m a frequent visitor there, and, like everyone else who comes, I ve fallen in love with its decadent grandness, its welcoming, leisurely way of life All manner of man calls New Orleans home, and every one of them is right It is unique, out of step with the rest of America And this is exactly why it is so important to save, even now, even...

  4. says:

    Stunning If you read only one book about New Orleans, read this one Baum has been compared to Tom Wolfe and Truman Capote and I would agree with both of those comparisons His writing is so lush, so vivid, that you feel like you are right there in New Orleans as the stories unfold Nine different narratives are woven together, beginning in 1965 with Hurricane Betsy Some of the reviews I read before I picked up the book complained that Nine Live...

  5. says:

    Nine Lives is the gripping tale of forty odd years of life and death in New Orleans bracketed by two hurricanes Hurricane Betsy in September 1965 and Hurricane Katrina in August 2005 The story is told in a memoir narrative style, seeing life and death through the eyes of nine incredibly interesting New Orleanians Ronald Lewis was born and raised in the Lower 9th Ward, saw both hurricanes, and became a champion for the rebirth of the Lower 9th following Hurricane Katrina As a young man, he w Nine Lives is the gripping tale of forty odd years of life and death in New Orleans bracketed by two hurricanes Hurricane Betsy in September 1965 and Hurricane Katrina in August 2005 The story is told in a memoir narrative style, seeing life and death through the eyes of nine incredibly interesting New Orleanians Ronald Lewis was born and raised in the Lower 9th Ward, saw both hurricanes, and became a champion for the rebirth of the Lower 9th following Hurricane Katrina As a young man, he worked worked on the streetcar rails, later founded a social and pleasure club, and is well known for his backyard museum, the House of Dance and Feathers dedicated to some of the most interesting traditions in the city Joyce Montana is widow of Tootie Montana, former Big Chief of Yellow Pocahontas of the Mardi Gras Indians Joyce helped Tootie w...

  6. says:

    A few years ago I suggested a book group book about cities recovering from disasters My fellow bookies groaned Nooooooo Katrina fatigue was the consensus response Still I felt obligated to read Nine Lives as the author is a neighbor and slight acquaintance A couple of things held me back One was Katrina fatigue Also I had never visited New Orleans and regretted that I missed my chance before it was swept away by a Cat 5 hurricane, broken levees, polluted floodwaters, failed policies A few years ago I suggested a book group book about cities recovering from disasters My fellow bookies groaned Nooooooo Katrina fatigue was the consensus response Still I felt obligated to read Nine Lives as the author is a neighbor and slight acquaintance A couple of things held me back One was Katrina fatigue Also I had never visited New Orleans and regretted that I missed my chance before it was swept away by a Cat 5 hurricane, broken levees, polluted floodwaters, failed policies The reason I never visited NOLA was I harbored a deep suspicion that it was a cartoon, a ...

  7. says:

    Nine Lives is a powerful and moving portrait of the city of New Orleans as told through the life histories of nine very different residents The story begins with the reaction of a 15 year old Ninth Ward resident to the 1965 devastation of Hurricane Betsy and moves through the events surrounding Hurricane Katrina and beyond.Among the other people profiled in the book are a wealthy uptown man with an active historical presence in Mardi Gras, an ambitious black woman determined to escape her child Nine Lives is a powerful and moving portrait of the city of New Orleans as told through the life histories of nine very different r...

  8. says:

    Remarkable Beyond my capacity to review while I m still feeling the personal connections this book inspired I feel as if I know these nine people, and I wish they knew me I did meet two of the heroes of Nine Lives last December Ronald Lewis and Pete Alexander at the backyard museum called House of Dance and Feathers, in New Orleans slowly rebuilding Lower Ninth Ward I need to write to those gentlemen now that I know their storyfully, thank them for the generosity of spirit that ma Remarkable Beyond my capacity to review while I m still feeling the personal connections this book inspired I feel as if I know these nine people, and I wish they knew...

  9. says:

    In preparation for an upcoming overnight in New Orleans, I wanted to read something contemporary and multi dimensional that acknowledged the reality of Katrina without being simply a rant about mismanagement, mistreatment, poverty, segregation, etc Ideally, I was looking for something like Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and The City of Falling Angels, but set in New Orleans After an hour or two of reading comments and reviews of various New Orleans books on Goodreads, I decided to see In preparation for an upcoming overnight in New Orleans, I wanted to read something contemporary and multi dimensional that acknowledged the...

  10. says:

    I can t adequately articulate how great this book is The good and the bad are creatively, unbiasedly interwoven into arresting narratives that illustrate the complexity and diversity of New Orleans Just read it Especially if you have any connections to New Orleans.

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