By Justin Reis
COPIAPO, Chile--Rescied miners are happy to be alive and home and ask the media to keep their distance.
Together, the miners decided not to discuss the details of their 69 days underground. They do not want to lessen the importance of the book they are going to publish, according to the Pioneer Press.
Many of the miners returned to impoverished neighborhoods, gang violence, and many have doubts on it getting any better, reported the Star Tribune.
One-by-one, each miner became an international celebrity when rescued.
Many believe the media went overboard when covering the homecoming of Johnny Barrios with his lover and wife when he was greeted with television cameras.