Tuesday, August 16, 2011

That Day In September by Artie Van Why

Artie Van Why came to New York City to pursue an acting career.  A decade later, he instead was working at a career as a word processor at a New York City law firm, which happened to be located in the World Trade Center. 

Artie was there on September 11th, 2001 when the planes hit and America woke up to a new reality.  His memoir takes the reader through the terror and pain of that day as he saw the people jump, helped those he could and finally staggered home.  Van Why takes the reader through the following weeks and months of confusion and pain, the reality of how many were lost, and the guilt of wondering why some survived and some did not.

This book is recommended for all readers who still need to process their feelings about September 11th.  This birds eye view of what occurred that day and how it changed us all forever helps to provide a perspective from which the reader can hopefully start to make sense of such a horrendous act.

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