Monday, July 18, 2011

Review: That Day in September by Artie Van Why

ISBN-10: 1411683153
ISBN-13: 978-1411683150
Page Count: 108
Copyright: 2006

Book Summary:
(Taken from back cover)

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.

Charlene's Review:

I had to take some time before I could finish this review. It is a testament to Mr. Van Why’s passion for this story that a mere 84 pages can transport you back to that fateful morning, and bring all those emotions felt, back to the surface. I was far more removed from the events of 9/11, and yet, as most of America, was forever changed in those moments. Mr. Van Why’s personal account of that day, and how he was irrevocably changed will resonate with all of us who remember where we were when we, as a nation, lost our innocence. A haunting and beautiful tribute to the lives lost, and the humanity shared in New York City amidst the horror.

I recommend everyone take the time to read That Day In September as the 10 year anniversary approaches. While we say we will never forget, reading this memoir reminded me how we can push away these tragic events at will, while others will never be able to. While this is only one mans account, it is powerful and well worth the time to read. I guarantee, it will stay with you after the last page.

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