Half the people in Chalmette can’t fit into their FEMA showers. That’s why they got all them hoses rigged up on poles next to the trailers.
Twenty years ago, Liz Scott Monaghan, determined to get away from her six children, went into her bathroom, locked the door, and began writing as Modine Gunch. Since then, her columns have been published monthly in New Orleans magazine. She's also had two books, Never Heave Your Bosom in a Front-Hook Bra (1990) and Never Sleep with a Fat Man in July
(1993), published by St. Martin's Press.
She continues to write as Modine Gunch (though her children have moved on to homes and bathrooms of their own) and is working on a new book.