Skip to main content

Book Review: That Day in September by Artie Van Why


Where were you on the morning of September 11, 2001? Artie Van Why was in New York City, working in his office building across the street from the World Trade Center. In That Day In September (a personal remembrance of 9/11), Van Why offers his story of the shock and devastation of that morning, life in the city in the weeks that followed, and the impact of the experience on his future.

This is an incredibly moving, vivid and personal description of one man's experience on the ground on 9/11. From the initial sound of the first plane hitting the tower, to the feelings of despair and uncertainty, Van Why brings the reader into his heart and mind that day and the days that followed.

This brief, 84-page memoir reads like a diary, offering a glimpse of what it was like for the author to be in New York as the towers were struck and fell. Van Why shows the compassion people in the city had for one another during and after the attacks, and the way the horror of what happened brought people together. And he shows how this one event changed his life forever.

As we come upon the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, I recommend you sit down and read That Day In September. It brought me back to that day and allowed me to reflect on what happened in a way that news stories and old TV footage wouldn't have.

My Rating: 4/5

Buy the book

This review was written based on a copy of That Day in September that I received from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Comments

  1. I was contacted about this book. as well, but with my personal experience I declined as I was not up for reading about it. I'm glad you did, though.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Popular posts from this blog

Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop

I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Mundie Moms are hosting the Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop in honor of Independence Day in the United States, and I've decided to participate. To stick with the theme of Independence Day, I'm doing what I did last year for this hop: I'm giving away a book of your choice that is written by an author from the United States. It can be any genre as long as the author is from the United States. You choose the book (up to $15), and I'll order it and have it mailed to you from Book Depository . The contest ends on Thursday, July 5th at midnight Eastern Time. The winner will be notified by e-mail. If they do not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn. Happy 4th of July! I hope you have a safe and fun holiday! Enter here: a Rafflecopter giveaway Now check out all of the other giveaways you can enter at the links below!

Leap into Books Giveaway Hop!

This week, I'm participating in the Leap into Books Giveaway Hop hosted by I'm a Reader, Not a Writer . I'm giving away a book of your choice  up to $10 from Book Depository. It's that simple. Just visit  Book Depository and choose any book that is selling for $10 or less. This giveaway is open to international entries as long as Book Depository ships to your address ( click here to check ). The contest ends on Monday, March 5, 2012, at midnight Eastern Time. The winner will be picked using Random.org and notified by e-mail. If they do not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn. To enter, just leave a comment telling me what book you want to win. Check out all the other participants in the giveaway hop!

Freedom Giveaway Hop

Simply Stacie and I Am A Reader, Not A Writer are hosting the Freedom Giveaway Hop in honor of Independence Day in the United States, and I've decided to participate. To stick with the theme of Independence Day: I'm giving away a book of your choice that is written by an author from the United States. It can be any genre as long as the author is from the United States. You choose the book (up to $15), and I'll order it and have it mailed to you from the vendor of my choice. To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment below telling me your favorite U.S. author (this doesn't have to be the author of the book you choose if you're the winner). Include your email address so I can contact you if you win. This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian mailing addresses only. I've decided to open this up to international entries as long as Book Depository ships to your address. For extra entries: Leave a separate comment if you follow My Book Retre