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Chris Rose at his ALA Booth

Chris Rose, Times-Picayne reporter, whose columns about life after Katrina are collected in the must-read, must-buy book, 1 Dead in Attic.

I heard him at a reading Sunday night, and this guy could read tax forms and make it all funny and new. He’s not looking funny here, and I wonder if, when I asked to take his picture, I caught him in a moment when he wanted to stop being funny and show me what living in New Orleans felt like, beyond the conference joie de vivre and in the day-in day-out struggle of a city slapped down by a horrendous event.

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