Oprah's Angels: 65 Families, One Big Storm, the American Dream

Oprah's Angels: 65 Families, One Big Storm, the American Dream #2020

Oprah s Angels Families One Big Storm the American Dream At the edge of Houston sits a community like no other petite pastel houses inhabited by survivors of Hurricane Katrina and built by one of the most famous people in the world Oprah Winfrey The co
  • Title: Oprah's Angels: 65 Families, One Big Storm, the American Dream
  • Author: Peter Moskowitz
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • At the edge of Houston sits a community like no other 65 petite, pastel houses inhabited by survivors of Hurricane Katrina and built by one of the most famous people in the world, Oprah Winfrey The community, funded with 10 million of Oprah s money just a few months after Katrina, is made up of 65 families picked by nonprofit Habitat for Humanity All pay around 400 aAt the edge of Houston sits a community like no other 65 petite, pastel houses inhabited by survivors of Hurricane Katrina and built by one of the most famous people in the world, Oprah Winfrey The community, funded with 10 million of Oprah s money just a few months after Katrina, is made up of 65 families picked by nonprofit Habitat for Humanity All pay around 400 a month in mortgage to live there The houses are nearly identical Their furnishings were selected by Nate Berkus, and paid for by Oprah s television sponsors Angel Lane is not only a place, but an idea It s the idea that people like Lynell McFarland, a fifty four year old nursing assistant, could find better work and a better life for her daughter outside New Orleans that people like Coleen Walters could overcome the loss of her husband and home through the construction of a new one Angel Lane is the embodiment of a theory that tragedy like the systemic urban poverty of New Orleans, and the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina can turned into opportunity, that lemons can be made into lemonade For the last ten years, the 65 families of Angel Lane have been living proof of this idea, and proof of its severe limitations In OPRAH S ANGELS, on the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, reporter Peter Moskowitz brings us into the homes of the residents of Angel s Lane who have settled in Houston to find better jobs, less crime, and a new sense of identity But the people living here also live with Katrina s continued wake they have mental anguish, resentment over how the U.S government treated them, and questions about what life could have been like were it not for the man made failures that allowed Katrina to do so much damage Mostly, they just miss home Peter Moskowitz is a writer and journalist based in Brooklyn, New York He s written for Al Jazeera America, The Guardian, Vice, Gawker, The New Republic, and many others He s writing a book about gentrification if four U.S cities New York, San Francisco, Detroit and New Orleans Cover design by Adil Dara.
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    525 Comment

    Meaningful, but cut shortI liked reading about some of the realities of post Katrina, but the book ended very abruptly Makes you think

    Based on the title I thought this book would be inspirational and instead found it cynical and pointless Hurricane Katrina was a terrible tragedy but it mostly complains about societal issues without offering any solutions.

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