On 9/11/14, Damon will be a guest on the following radio stations as part of Premiere Network’s national radio tour remembering 9/11.
The tour schedule is listed below. All times are EST.
An (L) means the interview will be Live.
A (T) means the interview will be taped and played throughout the morning.
The tour will pause for a moment of silence at 8:43 a.m.
7:00 – KNEN – Norfolk, NE – Mookie & CC (T)
7:10 – WILK – Scranton, PA – Webster and Nancy (L)
7:20 – WNPV – Lansdale-Philadephia, PA – Darryl Berger (T)
7:30 – KRLD – Dallas, TX – Mitch Carr (T)
7:40 – WMXO – Olean, NY – Chris Russsell (T)
7:50 – WKBN – Youngstown, OH – Dan Rivers (L)
8:00 – KQRS – Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – Tom Barnard (L)
8:10 – WDUN – Atlanta, GA – Bill and Joel (L)
8:20 – Michigan’s Big Show – Michigan state – Michael Patrick Shiels (L)
8:40 – break
Damon will take part in a national radio tour on the morning of 9/11 via Premiere Radio Networks. He will be joined by Florence Engoran, a survivor of the World Trade Center, whose story appears in Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11.
Florence was 5 months pregnant and working on the 55th Floor of Tower 2 at the time of the attacks. Through the help of colleagues and complete strangers, in the midst of the chaos that ensued, she was able to walk to the base of the towers and flee to safety.
Florence’s daughter, Emily Rose, was born a few months later. Emily recently turned 11 years old. She participates in volunteer work, donating her time and energy to various causes.
The radio tour is scheduled for the following live broadcasts Read more…
On 9/8/11, Alex Smith and Rick Schindler compiled a list of “Five must-read books about 9/11 and its legacy.”
Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11
By Damon DiMarco
(Santa Monica Press)
“Arguably the most successful attempt at capturing the enormity of the events of 9/11, Damon DiMarco’s sprawling oral history runs a wide gamut of testimony from survivors, responders, witnesses and people whose lives were forever altered by the attacks. The human stories are presented with a raw Read more…
Take a look by visiting http://towerstories.org/.
Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11
was recently mentioned in The New York Times on Friday, August 26, 2011 (“Stories of 9/11 and its Aftermath” by Sam Roberts) as one of eleven books which the Times called “heart-breaking reminiscences by New Yorkers who survived the attack and then endured a decade of denial, doubt, and rebuilding.” Read more…
Friendgrief.com is a website devoted to the exploration of grief, the grieving process, and the healing we hope takes place after losing a loved one. Author and website founder, Victoria Noe, asked Damon to write a guest blog which (he is honored to say) will appear this 9/11/11 as part of Victoria’s excellent series of blog coverage for the 10th anniversary of September 11th.
Victoria’s blog schedule includes:
9/7 â€“ Preserving Stories
9/8 â€“ Tourism and Souvenirs, 9/11-style
9/9 â€“ The Guys Read more…
Damon and a guest who survived the destruction of the North Tower at the World Trade Center will be the guests of Premiere Radio Networks on Friday morning, 9/9/11. Time slots are still being plotted as more markets come on board. Currently, the stations enrolled include:
“Tower Stories” was mentioned in The New York Times on Friday, August 26, 2011 (“Stories of 9/11Â and its Aftermath” by Sam Roberts)Â as one of eleven books which the Times called “heart-breaking reminiscences by New Yorkers who survived the attack and then endured a decade of denial, doubt, and rebuilding.”
A video about the book recently debuted on Odyssey Networks’ “Call on Faith” smart phone app for iPhone, Blacberry, and Android. Odyssey Networks is the nation’s largest multi-faith coalition dedicated to promoting tolerance, peace, and social justice through the production and distribution of media. Odyssey’s membership includes over 60 faith groups and organizations. Their “Call on Faith” app features over 120 videos representing Read more…
I’m pleased to announce that, from now untilÂ August 26, you can click on the badge below to win a copy of my book, “Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11.”
“Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11” features a foreword by Tom Kean, Chairman of the independent 9/11 Commission.Â
Odyssey Networks is the nation’s largest multi-faith coalition dedicated to promoting tolerance, peace and social justice through the production and distribution of media. Odyssey’s membership includes over 60 faith groups and organizations. A list of member faith groups and organizations is available on their website’s member section.
Damon was interviewed as part of the Network’s new mobile smartphone app, “Call on Faith” for iPhone, Blacberry, and Android.Â “Call on Faith” featuresÂ over 120 videos representing faiths from around the world and across all cultures. Look for Damon talking aboutÂ his book “Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11″Â in the Call on Faith “ON Page” section next month. Other features authors include Lauren Hillenbrand, Ashley Judd, and Conor Grennan.
You can follow Odyssey Networks at:
Order your copy of “Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11” here:
What do the following books have in common?
- Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary
- Â Isak Dinesen’s Out of Africa
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude
- Voltaire’s Candide
- Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front
- Vonnegut’s God BlessÂ You, Mr. Rosewater
- Charles Portis’ True Grit
- George Orwell’s Down and Out in Paris and London
They’re all featured in Read This Next: 500 of the Best Books You’ll Ever Read by Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman. Right next to my ownÂ Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11.
Mittelmark and Newman write:
“Damon DiMarco wandered through New York in the weeks after the attack on the Twin Towers collecting the first person accounts that comprise Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11. As you might expect, the result is a series of seriously tear-jerking stories of loss, heroism, and horror.”
I still wish that Tower Stories never had to be written. But as years pass,Â it’s nice to see that it’s keeping good company.
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â€œThe only widely available oral history of 9/11 from the perspective of New Yorkers, this monumental work (originally released by Revolution in 2004) has been updated for the sixth anniversary of the national tragedy. In the weeks following the World Trade Center attack, DiMarco, in the tradition of Studs Terkel, wandered Manhattan collecting the stories of Gothamites who survived the collapse of the towers, came to help or simply bore witness-whether from elsewhere in the city, across the country or overseas . . . DiMarcoâ€™s contribution to the memory of that horrific day is enormous; the testimonies collected here form an amazing, one-of-a-kind account.â€Â
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â STAR REVIEW from Publisherâ€™s WeeklyÂ
â€œ. . .unique, a multitude of firsthand experiences preserved as few other 9/11 books have done. This second edition is expanded with many more photographs and with updates about a number of the witnesses interviewed. Recommended for all public and undergraduate libraries.â€Â
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Margaret Heilbrun forÂ Library JournalÂ
â€œWhile the events of that day were tragic, inspirational reading experience. Most people experienced the terrorist attacks from a safe distance. Like me, many witnessed the events unfold on television. This book not only puts human faces with the events but also gives a glimpse into the rich culture of New Yorkers. While many of the contributors are obviously still struggling to come to grips with the events of that day, they are survivors, and for that reason, they have earned my admiration. Their stories need to be told and preserved as part of the historical record, and DiMarco does this in a compelling fashion.â€Â
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Journal of Folklore ResearchÂ
â€œI hope this book remains in print for a very long time to come, because everyone should read it. Our children should read it. With regard to 9/11, we-as a people-cannot allow a myth to take root. We must ground ourselves in our pain if we have any hope of moving forward. And move forward we must.â€Â
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Thomas Kean, Chairman, 9/11 Commission (From the Foreword of Tower Stories)Â
â€œThis book defends the understanding, as also the horror, of that day. We are indebted to Mr. DiMarco for the effort and for the editorial acuity.â€Â
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â William F. Buckley, Jr.Â