Twisted - A Minneapolis Tornado Memoir by Marie Porter

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After a morning spent running errands for their new home, Marie and Michael Porter's lives were turned upside down - along with the lives of thousands of others. On the afternoon of May 22, 2011, North Minneapolis was devastated by a tornado. Twisted recounts the Porters' first 11 months, post tornado. Rebuilding their house, working around the challenges presented by inadequate insurance coverage. Frustration at repeated bouts of incompetence and greed from their city officials. Dealing with issues such as loss of control, logistics, change, and overstimulation, as two adults with Aspergers. With the help of social media - and the incredibly generous support of the geek community - the Porters were able to emerge from the recovery marathon without too much of a hit to their sanity levels. New friends were made, new skills learned, and a "new" house emerged from out of the destruction. Twisted is a roller coaster of emotions, personal observations, rants, humor, social commentary, set backs and triumphs. Oh, and details on how to cook jambalaya for almost 300 people, in the parking lot of a funeral home... should you ever find yourself in the position to do so!
 

About Marie Porter

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Michael Porter is a faculty member at Savannah State College, a social worker for the state of Georgia, and the author of "The Conspiracy to Destroy Black Women" and "Kill Them Before They Grow," He lives in Savannah, Georgia.
 
Published June 15, 2012 by Celebration Generation. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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