From the website:
"Billy Sothern is the only writer in the world who can simultaneously convince you that the forsaking of New Orleans is so much worse than you thought it was, and also that you should move there immediately. The smartest, most in-love-with-the-world book yet written about New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina."--Rachel Maddow, host of "Air America Radio"
"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."--Dave Eggers
I. Heading Straight for Us: The Days before and after Hurricane Katrina
II. This Could Be Anywhere: Katrina's Immediate Aftermath, Late Summer 2006
III. Personals: Departures and Homecomings
IV. Against the Ropes: New Orleans's Unlikely Recovery