How To Live In Detroit Without Being A Jackass

How To Live In Detroit Without Being A Jackass

Aaron Foley / Sep 27, 2020
How To Live In Detroit Without Being A Jackass 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 livin
  • Title: How To Live In Detroit Without Being A Jackass
  • Author: Aaron Foley
  • ISBN: 9780996836708
  • Page: 321
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 suburbaniteAre 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 Table of Contents Seven Rules for Living in Detroit Or How Not To Be A Dumbass The Moment You Get HereThe Quick and Dirty Tour Difficult Questions About Detroit With Simple Answers How Not To Offend People When Talking About Detroit How You Should Be Talking About Detroit How To Be White In Detroit How To Make Peace With The SuburbsHow To Drive In Detroit How To Party Like A Detroiter How To Deal With The Men In This Town How To Raise A Detroit KidHow To Do Business In Detroit How To House Hunt In DetroitHow To Renovate A Detroit House Without Being A Jackass How Not To Be A Jealous Jackass How To Take In Detroit Media How To Be Gay In Detroit How To Be A Detroit Hipster How To Be Black In Detroit
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    1. I have a lot of thoughts coming away from this book, many of them ambivalent There were many sections were I agreed with related to the author s potrayal of Detroit or at least sympathized and understood, and others that envoked a critical response in me Being born and raised in Metro Detroit and having lived in its environs my entire life, I found a lot to appreciate here, coming across things that I love and cherish about it, and learning new things about it as well.However, the author s comme [...]


    2. Raw Relevant Real This book is a no questions asked must read for those interested in Detroit in any way It s a first person perspective of a little heard voice in the age of revitalization and gentrification Covering a broad scope of subjects, Foley manages to explain multiple issues in Detroit a little bit deeper without generalizing Detroiters in sweeping strokes An easy to read, interesting, and overall informative read.I d definitely throw a warning out on this book for my sensitive folks [...]


    3. The book was as informative as it was sarcastic Outsiders who want a glimpse into Detroit realities would find very useful information in this read The book gave many great and accurate summaries about all things Detroit from the types of homes found in different neighborhoods to the types of newspapers and broadcasts found within the city Foley is clearly well versed and traveled in Detroit and the metro area as a whole He wasn t afraid to shed light on realities that outsiders just don t seem [...]


    4. LOVED Smart and snarky and on the nose Informative as hell and written in a style that keeps you wanting to read I loved loved loved this.


    5. How to Live in Detroit Without Being a Jackass by Aaron Foley is a very good book Mr Foley does not beat around the bush but tells it like it is Being a new Michigander but not one who lives in Detroit but in a Wayne county suburb , I really enjoyed finding out all kinds of different things about the city and a little bit about some of the metropolitan area I read parts of the book to my husband, I told my daughter and son in law about things I learned, and I spouted off information to anyone wh [...]


    6. I wish of this book were the author s personal insight on the different facets of Detroit living Those were the parts I loved The other parts felt a little like a recycled listicle top 15 places to go see, top 10 neighborhoods, etc I would have preferred to hear about Foley s experiences in those top 15 places, or stories he s heard from people who live in those neighborhoods I get that the book is of a general guide, but I got a lot out of his personal stories like the chapter about rehabb [...]


    7. was truly informative and instructional than I was expecting I was genuinely expecting much ironic, comical commentary however the insights provided were amusing and as is always the case, I appreciated the views added to conversations I frequently have from a different point of view I have to admit I don t frequently cross paths with gay black men who grew up in the city so his takes on the current climate made me rethink a bit.


    8. This was excellent Part guidebook, part memoir, part social commentary I liked the humor and Foley s directness It s a book that addresses this specific moment in Detroit s history, and it seems right on the mark to me, as someone who grew up in greater Metro Detroit If you have an interest in books about Detroit, this should be on your reading list.


    9. If I could give a book to every incoming Teach for America corps member at the beginning of their time in Detroit, it would be this book.But seriously, I loved this book, and probably could have used it earlier.


    10. Foley is a fun and informative guide on a tour of one of America s great cities Well worth reading even if you don t live in Detroit.


    11. My friend Shannon invited me to see Foley talk at The Source bookstore in Detroit, and we both ended up buying the book Hit me up if you want to borrow it it s really good.


    12. This was an amazing and insightful read, even if you never plan to live in Detroit, it s a story of a city told with such love that by the end, I was in tears.


    13. As a born, raised, and current Detroiter, I found this book to be a fun read For those who are wanting a spark notes version or introduction manual of life in Detroit, this may be a good first stop.


    14. I picked up this book because it is published by the same small press that put out Happy Anyway I kept reading for Aaron s humor and wit.


    15. As a life long resident of Metro Detroit and former Wayne State employee and alumnus, I love reading books about Detroit This one wasn t exactly what I thought it was going to be, but I think I liked it even better I thought it was mostly going to light heartedly excoriate is that an oxymoron Well, you know what I mean hipsters, but I feel like it was a lot serious than I anticipated It examined lots of Detroit history, both the fun and the serious, and explained how that history informs the pr [...]


    16. Everyone who lives in Detroit, has lived in Detroit, loves Detroit, or even cares in the slightest about Detroit, should read this The title really sums it up perfectly There are things you can do and things you can avoid doing so you won t be a jackass Here they are In direct plain language, with enough examples that you might even remember them There are plenty of complex emotions that go into being a Detroiter Foley doesn t skip over or minimize any of them But he has the joys down pat And th [...]


    17. Previously, I was disappointed by the rough language at the beginning of the book I found it unnecessary In addition, the author references several past Detroit figures that do not give a good name to the city While it is true they are part of the history of Detroit, they have no current bearing on it I gave up early on My husband started reading it and told me it improves.I attempted to continue reading, giving the book another chance Admittedly, there is well researched historical information [...]


    18. This came up as recommended for me on and I couldn t resist Not that I m planning on moving to Detroit although I ll admit some romantic notions about rehabbing a house and being a part of the Detroit Renaissance , but the title, the Vernors cover design, and the table of contents all intrigued me I had thought it would be a sarcastic comedy of sorts, but it actually is a useful guide for Detroit newcomers Which neighborhoods have what types of architecture, the must experience Detroit instituti [...]



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