That Day In September
By Artie Van Why
Released: June 2006
Genre: Non-Fiction Adult: Memoirs, 9/11
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.
Review: This is a seriously emotional book. Everyone knows what happened on September 11th 2001 yet only those who were there and touched by it know the shock, fear, confusion and loss.
Mr Van Why gives us a glimpse at a first hand account of what happened that fateful day. He opens himself up sharing his hopes, dreams, and experiences. He tells us how he came to be in New York and how his life directed him to be a crossed from the buildings. Mr Van Why's description of how the towers looked before and the harsh contrast of the after, show how the world can change in an instant.
As I said above this is an emotional read, I found myself tearing up more than once at the descriptions of carnage and Mr Van Why own experiences. This is not just the rehashing of a terrible event, it's a stirring tale of one man finding his way through and out of a world filled with emotional chaos.