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Rising from Katrina: How My Mississippi Hometown Lost It All and Found What Mattered
by Kathleen Koch

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"A great new book..."  -- Larry King, Host, CNN's "Larry King Live"

"It’s a compelling story...The folks in Mississippi who have battled back from this storm deserve credit indeed, along with our continued attention."  -- Brian Williams, Anchor, "NBC Nightly News"

"Award-winning broadcast journalist Kathleen Koch presents Rising from Katrina: How My Mississippi Hometown Lost It All and Found What Mattered, a testimony of the devastation that the notorious 2005 hurricane wreaked upon the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Katrina's own home, as well as many others and entire communities were literally leveled in the wake of Katrina's destruction. Yet Rising from Katrina is about more than the fury of the storm; it is about the struggle to rebuild, to make sense of disaster and tragedy, and the heartwarming random acts of kindness that human beings are capable of even in the most dire circumstances. A handful of black-and-white photographs illustrates this inspirational, compelling and powerful blend of judicious reporting and heartfelt sympathy. "
-- Midwest Book Review


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Kathleen will be donating a portion of her proceeds to Pneuma Winds of Hope and LESM coast recovery camps to help with the ongoing relief efforts to rebuild after Katrina. Learn more.

In the news

Listen to Kathleen Koch the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina with "Broadsided" XM Sirius Radio on the 6th anniversary of the storm. (Original air date: August 29, 2011).

Kathleen discusses what she learned after Hurricane Katrina and how we can apply it to the catastrophe in Japan on TBD TV in Washington, D.C. Originally aired Wednesday, March 15, 2011.

Read Kathleen's op-ed for CNN, published Tuesday, July 6, 2010.

Listen to Kathleen's most recent interview with Johnny Tan on FMMK Talk Radio:

Read Kathleen's article published by the Radio Television Digital News Association on August 18, 2010.

Kathleen talks recovery and challenges President Obama to join her in Mississippi on the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's landfall on TBD TV in Washington, D.C. Watch now.

Watch Kathleen recall the Katrina disaster on Atlanta's WAGA FOX TV.

Kathleen discusses her book and experiences after Hurricane Katrina on Jonesboro's KAIT 8 TV.

Interview with Kathleen Koch for "Katrina Revisited" series by reporter Kevin Davis