The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright I was in 8th grade on September 11, 2001. I have vivid memories of that day, and the week that followed. The news was on 24/7, Letterman cried, and for the only time in my life, I rooted for the Mets and the Yankees when baseball resumed over a week later. It was a defining moment not only for America as a whole, but for our young Millennial generation. We came into adulthood in a nation permanently at war and with ever-widening ideological divides.