Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Review - That Day In September by Artie Van Why

Artie Van Why lived in New York City for 26 years and worked across from the World Trade Center. He was there in the streets the morning of 9/11 and his book That Day In September is Artie's personal tribute to honor those who died.
That Day In September chronicles Artie's eyewitness account of the attack on the World Trade Center and the weeks and months following.  Most people remember exactly what they were doing on that dreadful day and where they were when they watched the televised footage of the horror that took place but is nothing compared to the atrocities and awfulness that people who were actually there must have experienced. 

This book is absolutely the most humbling book I've ever read.  The emotions that have come from someone who has actually experienced such trauma from the minute that when at work he heard the first boom and wondered what on earth it was, to finding out what it was and seeing, feeling and hearing how it was affecting both himself and the people around him at the actual time is remarkable.  They way in which Artie has perfectly written this personal tribute and memoir is reflective, overwhelming, amazing and is a piece of history which I will keep on my bookshelves and pass on to my very young son to help him understand what actually happened on that day, and for us all to look back at in years to come

I cannot possibly imagine how anyone who experienced this day for real would feel. For those who lost loved friends and relatives, my heart goes out to you.  Bless you all.  This tribute from Artie Van Why is simply perfect! 

Artie now lives in Lancaster County in Pennsylvania.  He moved there in October 2003, after having lived in New York for 26 years. 

Please find links to Artie's Facebook Page, Amazon (UK) page and Good Reads page. 


George Cranio said...

Its hard to believe that this attack happened 10 years ago. Its so very sad.

Kim The Book Worm said...

It sure is George. Thanks for stopping by the blog x

Linn B Halton said...

Loved your review Kim and to George - I take my hat off to you! This is certainly a book I will buy and might not have seen had it not been for visiting Kim's website. So thanks to you both, it was a day that changed the world and a day no one will EVER forget.