Called "one of the rawest specimens of classic Nawlins spitfire you'll ever find" by "Newsweek," and featured in Spike Lee's HBO documentary "When the Levees Broke," Phyllis Montana-Leblanc gives an astounding and poignant account of how she and her husband lived through one of our nation's worst disasters, and continue to put their lives back together.
New Orleans Hurricane Katrina survivor Phyllis Leblanc reveals moment by moment the impending doom she and her family experienced during one of the greatest disasters in contemporary American history. The initial weather forecast, the public warnings from officials, and then the increasingly devastating developments -- the winds and rain, the rising waters -- "Not Just the Levees Broke" begs the question, What would you do in a life-and-death situation with your family and neighbors facing the ultimate test of character?
"Not Just the Levees Broke" is a portrayal of the human spirit at its best -- the generosity of family, neighbors, and strangers; the depth of love that one can hold for another; the power to help and heal others.
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Hello. I would like to thank my many supporters for reading and understanding the trials and tribulations of survival. Writing "Not Just The Levees Broke" My Story During and After Hurricane Katrina was very painful, but cathartic. It literally, saved my life being able to release all that we endured during one of the most painful times in my life. When I am asked about giving Glory to God, some readers have pointed out the profanity in my memoir. I simply tell them, "I Pray more than I Cuss." God knows my heart and I survived for a reason. My next memoir I am hoping to have published is also a journey of survival. Only this time, this one began as a teenager of 16 years old, into my young womanhood of being abused by a boyfriend. It is a story that I am hoping reaches parents to communicate with their children on both sides. The abused and the abusers, so that we can somehow bring to light this "Secret Society" that not only affects adults, but young people. Thanks again for the support and those who choose to criticize me for my being so direct and to the point. Phyllis Montana-Leblanc.About the Author:
Phyllis Montana-Leblanc is a resident of New Orleans, who has recently moved out of a FEMA trailer into her new home with her husband. She continues to put the pieces of her life back together.
Spike Lee is one of the most prominent and influential media figures today. His films include the critically acclaimed School Daze; Academy Award nominee Do the Right Thing; Malcolm X; Clockers; and 25th Hour. Born in Atlanta, Spike attended Morehouse College and NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where he earned his master of fine arts degree in film production. Spike and his wife are the authors of Please, Baby, Please, their first picture book with Simon & Schuster. They live in New York City with their two children.
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