This piece mixes humor and gravity in telling the story of a man who narrowly escaped from the Marriott World Trade Center, a hotel that collapsed when the Twin Towers came down on 9/11. Its humor, we think, works only because the main character, Frank Razzano, himself finds humor in his tale. In fact we found the tone refreshing. And because Razzano views his escape also with a kind of reverence, the narrative is, in the end, moving.

Read “At a Ground Zero Hotel, Room for Miracles,” by David Segal

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