1. Have you visited New Orleans before? Do you think a visit to the city is necessary to connect to this book?
2. What are your thoughts on Julia's writing style? Do you like the way she tells stories?
3. To me Julia took a laid back approach to the evacuation warnings and even devastation. What was your reaction to her approach? How do you think you would have handled a flood of such proportions?
4. Julia instantly was solicited by her editors to do pieces on the disaster. Do you think she gave an accurate portrayal?