Letters from New Orleans

Letters from New Orleans Review

Rob Walker traded his New York life and set up shop in New Orleans. Soon after, Walker began sending 'The Letter From New Orleans' to interested parties. This book contains all fourteen pieces, along with additional material and photo spectra. It cov...

Title:Letters from New Orleans
Edition Language:English

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  • Summer

    I don't think Rob Walker understands the city. I'm a native and I don't think I understand the city completely, so that isn't really why I'm only giving it two stars. The reason? He doesn't explain wh...

  • Audrey

    Thirtysomething dude moves from NYC to New Orleans and proceeds to report back to his friends and family on it. Then decides to provide analysis on things like New Orleans neighborhood gentrification,...

  • Kiren

    The real New Orleans from an insideoutsider's p.o.v. I wish I could write like this....

  • Bob Newman

    In "the land of dreams"I've never drunk and eaten my way through an hours' long lunch at Galatoire's. I don't own a white suit nor do I normally hang out in jazz clubs. Sleazy bars may possess charms,...

  • Jenny

    In 2008, a few years after Hurricane Katrina I spent a lot of time in New Orleans working with various nonprofits that were working on the rebuilding process (yes it was still a mess three years later...

  • Amity

    good stories. uncomfortable stories, can't quite nail down why. he clearly likes new orleans, understands gentrification, but it feels kind of cold....

  • Alex

    Interesting essays but has a surprising amount of typos for a book in its second edition. ...

  • Justin

    The most amazing thing to me about this little, well-written book is the absence of Hurricane Katrina. This is OBVIOUSLY not a criticism of Walker, as the letters and essays that comprise the text too...

  • Diann Blakely

    Pre-Katrina, Rob Walker, a staff writer for the THE NEW YORK TIMES, documented a three-year sojourn in New Orleans--including holiday festivities featuring bullets, not fireworks--by writing e-mails t...

  • Jerry Oliver

    This was a very interesting book that gets to the heart and soul of New Orleans. It is particularly interesting to me now that I have a son, daughter in law and grandson who live in New Orleans. Also ...