Are you moving to Detroit because your rent is too high? Did you read somewhere that all you needed to buy a house was the change in your couch cushions? Are you terrified to live in a majority-black city? Welcome to Detroit! And welcome to the guidebook that you coastal transplants, wary suburbanites, unwitting gentrifiers, idealistic starter-uppers and curious onlookers desperately need. Now updated for 2018, How to Live In Detroit Without Being A Jackass offers advice on everything from how to buy and rehab a house to how not to sound like an uninformed racist. Let us help you avoid falling into the "jackass" trap and become the productive, healthy Detroiter you've always wanted to be.
Praise for How to Live in Detroit Without Being a Jackass:
"Required reading not only for actual or potential newcomers to the Motor City, but for anyone participating in contemporary global urbanization who would like to avoid behaving like a subjugating dick." Vanity Fair
"The picture Foley paints isn't always pretty, but it's always real. All readers -- native Detroiters and new arrivals, citizens of American and residents of outer Mongolia -- should thank him for telling it like it is." The Millions
"A vital public service, and it's easy to see why. ... [Foley] writes with wit, verve, and bluntness." Deadline Detroit
Aaron Foley is a writer and Detroit native. In 2017, he was appointed as the City of Detroit Government's chief storyteller, a position created for him by Mayor Mike Duggan to tell the stories of Detroiters citywide. Prior to that appointment, he has served as the editor of BLAC Detroit Magazine and has written for Jalopnik, MLive, and several other publications. His Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook was published by Belt in 2017
- Publisher: Belt Publishing
- Paperback : 240 pages