List of IllustrationsPrefaceThe I-35W Bridge CollapseAcknowledgmentsShall We GatherRemember the 13Bibliography
Kimberly J. Brown is an IT technical writer. On August 1, 2007, she was one of the 180 people on the I-35W bridge when it collapsed. She is now an outspoken advocate for victims and survivors of the collapsed bridge.
"Brown tells an honest and compelling story. . . . Throughout, Brown makes a passionate plea to lawmakers and citizens nationwide to pay attention to our country's deteriorating bridges."--Lynne Diebel, author of Crossing the Driftless --Lynne Diebel (09/16/2017) "This is the most important book you will read this year. Kimberly Brown gets us by the collar and doesn't let us turn away, writing with lyric power about her experience surviving the I-35W bridge collapse. Her urgent search for the truth behind the 2007 collapse is mirrored by her own collapse and a revelatory portrait of living with PTSD. . . . How she repairs and what she uncovers will, justly, keep you up at night."--Patricia Weaver Francisco, author of Telling: A Memoir of Rape and Recovery --Patricia Weaver Francisco (09/16/2017) "All over the country people were shocked and horrified as we watched the bridge fall. Most of us went on with our lives, but Kimberly Brown's first-person account as witness and survivor of the bridge collapse takes us deep into the emotional terrain of that day, and the years that followed; she also shares with her readers her investigation into the causes. A riveting story, powerfully told."--Deborah Keenan, creative writing program faculty emeritus at Hamline University and author of Willow Room, Green Door: New and Selected Poems --Deborah Keenan (09/16/2017)