is an author, actor, playwright, and historian who wrote Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11, a book telling the story of the September 11 attacks from the perspective of those who were directly affected by the event.Publisher’s Weekly called Tower Stories a “monumental work”; MSNBC said it was “arguably the most successful attempt at capturing the enormity of the events of 9/11.” DiMarco has also authored Heart of War: Soldiers’ Voices from the Front Lines in Iraq, and My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counter-Revolutionary (with Baiqiao Tang), as well as The Actor’s Art & Craft and The Actor’s Guide to Creating a Character (both with William Esper).
‘This volume defends the understanding, as also the horror, of that day. We are indebted to Mr. DiMarco for the effort and for the editorial acuity.’
—William F. Buckley, author and commentator
‘The only widely available oral history of 9/11 from the perspective of New Yorkers, this monumental work has been updated for the sixth anniversary of the national tragedy. . . . DiMarco’s contribution to the memory of that horrific day is enormous; the testimonies collected here form an amazing, one-of-a-kind account.’
‘The material it offers is 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.’
—Margaret Heilbrun, Library Journal
‘I hope this book remains in print for a very long time to come because everyone should read it. Our children should read it.’
—Thomas Kean, Chairman of the 9/11 Commission