[Behind the Beautiful Forevers]
In the “Author’s Note” of Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Katherine Boo provides readers with her background and describes how she developed her passion for Annawadi. She details how she interviewed, surveyed, and interpreted the lives of each person highlighted in the book.
Boo writes “While I spent time in other slums for comparative purposes, I chose to focus on Annawadi for two reasons: because of the sense of possibility there, as wealth encroached on every side, and because its scale was small enough to allow door-to-door household surveys – the vagrant sociology approach. The surveys helped me start to differentiate between isolated problems and widely shared ones, like the disenfranchisement of Annawadi’s migrants and hijras” (407).
What idea from the "Author's Note" fascinated you most? Why or how so? Provide page citation please.