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Katrina Author to Give Away Signed Copies of His Book For Every Point the New Orleans Saints Score
The author of "Diary From the Dome, Reflections on Fear and Privilege During Katrina" will mail one free copy of his non-fiction saga of life in the Superdome to any U.S. library for every point the Saints score against the Cardinals January 16, 2010
As the frantic media reported of rapes and murders, toilets overflowing, evacuees stepping over dead bodies, filthy cardboard that thousands used as their bedding on the Superdome floor, the author shares where he felt the media got it right and wrong in their coverage, the incredible power of fear that controlled the emotions of those inside the Dome, and a review of what actually took place in that putrid environment.
The author, Paul Harris was a San Diego tourist who was unable to escape NOLA after the mandatory evacuation was issued. His memoir is a first person account of the horrific conditions inside the Superdome, but also a story of the humanity and caring he encountered in and around the Dome.
The book has received all 5-star ratings on Amazon.com as well as being the winner of the New Covey Cover Awards for the “Most Eye-Catching Cover,” April 2009
The book offers tips to readers on how to better prepare for future disasters, whether it's floods, earthquakes, fires, etc., both mentally and practically, and of crucial importance, it offers tips to emergency responders such as CERT and FEMA about how to maintain better communication with victims and evacuees. A movie producer in San Diego has already met with Harris to discuss his story possibly being made into a movie.
The book is available directly from the publisher, Vantage Press at 1-800-882-3273 or online at Amazon, Borders, and Barnes and Noble.
Paul Harris was born in Sacramento, California and studied Political Science and Psychology at the University of California, Davis. He's been active for decades in various environmental and civil rights causes, and contributing opinion pieces to various media. He lived in San Diego, California from 1984-2008, serving as a Probation Officer, security guard, as well as 21 years as a Library Supervisor at the University of California, San Diego. He is a frequent visitor to New Orleans. Last year he retired to the idyllic enclave of Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
LIBRARIANS: Please contact the email below beginning as soon as possible after the 1/16/10 Saints game ends (no sooner.) Libraries with a contact and snail mail address will be sent a copy free (postage paid) first come first served as described above, until supply runs out.
(When requesting a review copy, please provide a street address.)