"Diary From the Dome, Reflections on Fear and Privilege During Katrina" is the first non-fiction book about what it was really like trapped inside the Louisiana Superdome during Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures. The book continues to educate policy makers and the media about the inaccurate reporting as well as the personal drama of a naive California tourist who was unable to get out of the City in time. Actor John Lithgow described the book as "stirring".
The memoir is suitable reading for anyone age 16 and up and is frank in the author's personal feelings on his and others' failings as well as his views on human behavior during a disaster situation, as well as the power of fear to control. You may not like his progressive views as they represent a naked self-reflection of oneself (and the reader as well) but the book continues to sell well and receive excellent reviews while provoking some hostility from some far right wing readers.
The book is now available on Amazon in paperback and as an E-book as well as online at Barnes & Noble, Hastings, and Octavia Books. 25% of author profits are donated to Gulf area charities such as Common Ground, Habitat For Humanity, and Shared Housing of New Orleans.