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The Resource Plenty enough suck to go around : a memoir of floods, fires, parades, and plywood, Cheryl Wagner

Plenty enough suck to go around : a memoir of floods, fires, parades, and plywood, Cheryl Wagner

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Plenty enough suck to go around : a memoir of floods, fires, parades, and plywood
Title
Plenty enough suck to go around
Title remainder
a memoir of floods, fires, parades, and plywood
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Cheryl Wagner
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Genre
Language
eng
Review
Print and public-radio journalist Wagner describes rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina.Viewing the devastation from afar as evacuees, the author and her boyfriend Jake decided to return to New Orleans and rebuild their flooded home—while trying not to think about the months they had spent remodeling it not long before the storm. Accompanied by two loyal basset hounds, Clo and Buster, they undertook the immense task of gutting and repairing hazardous, rotted rooms, trying to keep the mold spores and dust from taking over. Wagner's matter-of-fact descriptions of post-flood conditions will stir the reader's sympathy and horror, but her memoir is also surprisingly, albeit grimly funny as she chronicles her dogged efforts to stay sane and to help bring back to life what she loved about New Orleans. As the months passed, conditions in her neighborhood worsened, and tragedies began to pile up around her and Jake. The temptation to give up for an easier life in any number of other places was great, but the plucky pair persevered, celebrating the city's baby steps forward with the enthusiasm of citizens who have found their home and will stick by it through the toughest of times. Wagner's quotidian pacing makes for a slow start, but once she and Jake "sneak back to our own house" (the city was still under martial law), her tale of woe and hard-won resurrection gathers force. Despite Kafkaesque experiences with the infamous bureaucratic mess that threatened to undo New Orleans once and for all, the couple held on to their optimism for the city and their little piece of it. Wagner captures the nostalgia, the heartbreak and the friendships spawned in Katrina's turbulent aftermath with raw emotional honesty free of sentimentality.Unflinching, humorous and heartfelt. (Kirkus Reviews, April 1, 2009)
Biography type
autobiography
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314912
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1956-
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Wagner, Cheryl
Dewey number
976.335064092
Index
no index present
LC call number
F379.N553
LC item number
W34 2009
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Wagner, Cheryl
  • Disaster victims
  • Hurricane Katrina, 2005
  • Hurricane Katrina, 2005
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • New Orleans (La.)
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Plenty enough suck to go around : a memoir of floods, fires, parades, and plywood, Cheryl Wagner
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
740233
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 242 pages
Isbn
9780806531038
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008942172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780806531038
  • (OCoLC)276816889
Label
Plenty enough suck to go around : a memoir of floods, fires, parades, and plywood, Cheryl Wagner
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
740233
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 242 pages
Isbn
9780806531038
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008942172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780806531038
  • (OCoLC)276816889

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