This new book about post-Katrina New Orleans featuring the photos of Dave Anderson looks marvelous. You can order a copy directly from New Orleans retailer Octavia Books here.

It's a natural choice for me given my love of photography, documentary film and the Crescent City. Plus, I've been a fan of writer Chris Rose since before the hurricane. His book, 1 Dead in Attic, is required reading whether you have an abiding interest in life immediately after the storm or not.

Here's some of my own reporting on the city's attempts to come back after the devastating levee failures: