Carry Me Home A Journey Back to New Orleans

Feb 6, 2009 by

Local blogger and writer Mark Folse will sign his book Carry Me Home A Journey Back to New Orleans Saturday, Feb. 14 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple Street in uptown New Orleans. Folse’s decision to move home to New Orleans post-Katrina was featured on National and Minnesota Public Radio and in the Los Angeles Times. Now he tells his own story and that of the post-Katrina city of New Orleans, in his collection of essays based on his popular Katrina Internet blog, Wet Bank Guide.

The Wet Bank Guide was featured by French National Radio as one of the unique voices of the post-Katrina disaster in New Orleans, and drew praise from readers across the nation. The Times-Picayune plucked two pieces from its columns, and “Carry Me Home” collects the best of that work, refreshed and expanded for publication.

Suspect Device cartoonist Greg Peters has called Folse “one of the best writers in Louisiana,” and the Voices of New Orleans blog, published by Chin Music Press (publisher of Do You Know (What It Means to Miss New Orleans)) say “It belongs on the bookshelf alongside the other worthy post-Katrina works. [His] heart is absolutely in the right place, and it is that heart — that passion — that the reader will ultimately remember from this book.”

Author Michael Tisserand, another regular reader of Wet Bank Guide, said of “Carry Me Home”: “Mark’s writing is about skill and heart. A blend of reporting, memoir and analysis, [the book] is as immediate as it is reflective. It’s more than a love letter to New Orleans—it’s a survival guide for post-Katrina America. Mark shows how to go through a disaster with your soul intact.”

The book is now available via Lulu.Com, and these local book sellers.

* Maple Street Book Shop 7523 Maple St
* deVille Books 134 Carondelet St.
* Garden District Book Shop 2727 Prytania St. (at The Rink)
* Octavia Books 513 Octavia St
* Faubourg Marigny Art & Books 600 Frenchman St.
* Beth’s Books 2700 Chartres St.

[ And Loki wholeheartedly endorses this self pimpig effort! If you’ve enjoyed Mark’s posts here on HumidCity that is only the tip of the iceberg! See you at the signing – Loki, Founder and Curator of HumidCity]

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