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Sunday, September 11, 2011

That Day in September by Artie Van Why (Book Review)

Title: That Day in September
Author: Artie Van Why
Publisher: Lulu.com

About the book: We all have our stories to tell of where we were the morning of September 11, 2001.  This is one of them.  In That Day in September Artie Van Why gives an eyewitness account of that fateful morning.  From the moment he heard "a loud boom" in  his office across from the World Trade Center, to stepping out onto the street, Artie vividly transports the reader back to the day that changed our lives and our country forever.  That Day in September takes you beyond the events of that morning.  by sharing his thoughts, fears, and hopes Artie expresses what it was like to be in New York City in the weeks and months following.  The reader comes away from That Day in September with not only a more intimate understanding of the events of that day, but also with a personal glimpse of how one person's life was dramatically changed forever.

My thoughts:  There is no way to be analytical about this book because of the subject matter.  This is an event that affected all Americans, regardless of where they lived, their race, religion, age.  Artie Van Why tells us  "This just happens to be my story. . . no more important or significant than yours. Just from my perspective.  My experience."

He was working in an office building across the street from the World Trade Center on that morning.  He experienced first hand the unbelief, shock, devastation in the minutes and hours that followed.  He experienced the grief, the courage, and the strength in the days and weeks and months that followed. He shares these experiences with the reader in That Day in September.

He tells how these events have shaped his life since then, and have helped him keep life in perspective.  This book needs to be shared, to show the strength of the survivors as well as to honor the victims and heros of that day. At 84 pages, it is a very quick read, but his story, and the events of that day, will be remembered for a long time.

~I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for my review.~

That Day In September
Publisher/Publication Date: lulu.com, June 2006
ISBN: 978-1-4116-8315-0
84 pages

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