Essay 7: To Hell and Back, by Chris Rose, p 138 Assignment: Exercises Parts A,B,E,G
Chris Rose, a columnist for The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, reported on the post-Katrina life, and, as a result, got sucked down the “rabbit hole” (as he describes it) of depression. Since 1984 he has been writing for the New Orleans newspaper to cover crime and politics and the culture of New Orleans, including the night scene in this colorful town. But after 2005 and Hurricane Katrina, he covered stories about how the city struggled to pull itself back together. He saw that the disaster deeply affected the psyches of inhabitants and then found that he, too, was affected. He sank into a deep depression. This essay is about how he found himself there and what he did about it.