How To Live In Detroit Without Being A Jackass
“Aaron Foley’s book is essential reading for anyone who cares about America’s cities and the racial and demographic differences that divide us. Foley delivers truths with humor and honesty.”–Celeste Headlee
“Aaron Foley possesses a preternatural ability to parse issues of race, class, urbanism, and pop culture in a complex and generous way that avoids tired orthodoxies and knee-jerk justifications but is always on the proper side of social justice.” –Vanity Fair
Written by Detroit native and Belt regular Aaron Foley.
Are you moving to Detroit because your rent is too high? Did you read somewhere that the only thing you needed to buy a house was the change in your couch cushions? Are you totally terrified about living in one of the most crime-plagued cities in the United States? Welcome to Detroit, and welcome to your social guidebook for all of you coastal transplants, wary suburbanites, unwitting gentrifiers, curious onlookers, die-hard natives and everyone in between.
With advice on everything from buying and rehabbing a house to not sounding like a completely uninformed racist when you talk to a black person, let us help you avoid falling into the “jackass” trap and become the productive, healthy Detroiter you’ve always wanted to be.
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