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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.

Author: Aaron Foley

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ISBN: 1948742314

Category: History

Page: 288

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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.
2018-10-02 By Aaron Foley

... the media lecturing of nonnatives (a local author's book is called How to Live In Detroit without Being a Jackass), the simmering battle of gentrification, the long-standing racial tensions that battle brings to the surface.

Author: Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780821446874

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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Blue Ridge tacos, kimchi with soup beans and cornbread, family stories hiding in cookbook marginalia, African American mountain gardens—this wide-ranging anthology considers all these and more. Diverse contributors show us that contemporary Appalachian tables and the stories they hold offer new ways into understanding past, present, and future American food practices. The poets, scholars, fiction writers, journalists, and food professionals in these pages show us that what we eat gives a beautifully full picture of Appalachia, where it’s been, and where it’s going. Contributors: Courtney Balestier, Jessie Blackburn, Karida L. Brown, Danille Elise Christensen, Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, Michael Croley, Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt, Robert Gipe, Suronda Gonzalez, Emily Hilliard, Rebecca Gayle Howell, Abigail Huggins, Erica Abrams Locklear, Ronni Lundy, George Ella Lyon, Jeff Mann, Daniel S. Margolies, William Schumann, Lora E. Smith, Emily Wallace, Crystal Wilkinson

The rise of the creative class: And how it's transforming work, leisure, community and everyday life. New York: Basic Books. Florida, R.L. (2008). ... How to live in Detroit without being a jackass. Cleveland: Belt.

Author: John Joe Schlichtman

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442628410

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Gentrifier opens up a new conversation about gentrification, one that goes beyond the statistics and the clichés, and examines different sides of a controversial, deeply personal issue. In this lively yet rigorous book, John Joe Schlichtman, Jason Patch, and Marc Lamont Hill take a close look at the socioeconomic factors and individual decisions behind gentrification and their implications for the displacement of low-income residents. Drawing on a variety of perspectives, the authors present interviews, case studies, and analysis in the context of recent scholarship in such areas as urban sociology, geography, planning, and public policy. As well, they share accounts of their first-hand experience as academics, parents, and spouses living in New York City, San Diego, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Providence. With unique insight and rare candour, Gentrifier challenges readers' current understandings of gentrification and their own roles within their neighborhoods. A foreword by Peter Marcuse opens the volume.
2018-08-29 By John Joe Schlichtman

Full of unforgettable characters, Boys Come First is about the trials and tribulations of real friendship, but also about the highlights and hiccups --late nights at the wine bar, awkward Grindr hookups, workplace microaggressions, ...

Author: Aaron Foley

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ISBN: 1953368255

Category: Fiction

Page: 386

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This hilarious, touching debut novel by Aaron Foley, author of How to Live in Detroit Without Being a Jackass, follows three Black gay millennial men looking for love, friendship, and professional success in the Motor City. Suddenly jobless and single after a devastating layoff and a breakup with his cheating ex, advertising copywriter Dominick Gibson flees his life in Hell's Kitchen to try and get back on track in his hometown of Detroit. He's got one objective -- exit the shallow dating pool ASAP and get married by thirty-five -- and the deadline's approaching fast. Meanwhile, Dom's best friend, Troy Clements, an idealistic teacher who never left Michigan, finds himself at odds with all the men in his life: a troubled boyfriend he's desperate to hold onto, a perpetually dissatisfied father, and his other friend, Remy Patton. Remy, a rags-to-riches real estate agent known as "Mr. Detroit," has his own problems -- namely choosing between making it work with a long-distance lover or settling for a local Mr. Right Now who's not quite Mr. Right. And when a high-stakes real estate deal threatens to blow up his friendship with Troy, the three men have to figure out how to navigate the pitfalls of friendship and a city that seems to be changing overnight. Full of unforgettable characters, Boys Come First is about the trials and tribulations of real friendship, but also about the highlights and hiccups --late nights at the wine bar, awkward Grindr hookups, workplace microaggressions, situationships, frenemies, family drama, and of course, the group chat -- that define Black, gay, millennial life in today's Detroit.
2022-05-31 By Aaron Foley

It seems like everybody thinks they know the neighborhoods here, but because there are so many, the definitions become too broad, the characteristics become muddled, the stories become lost.

Author: Aaron Foley

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ISBN: 0998904139

Category: History

Page: 152

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Detroiters need to get to know their neighbors better. Wait -- maybe that should be, Detroiters should get to know their neighborhoods better. It seems like everybody thinks they know the neighborhoods here, but because there are so many, the definitions become too broad, the characteristics become muddled, the stories become lost. Edited by Aaron Foley, The Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook contains essays by Zoe Villegas, Drew Philip, Hakeem Weatherspoon, Marsha Music, Ian Thibodeau, and dozens of others.
2017-08-21 By Aaron Foley

Now I had to make sure we didn't have to bury a jackass. I remembered the conversation I had ... If a suburban prosecutor and a suburban reporter fear for their lives, imagine what it's like to live in the rough Detroit neighborhoods.

Author: Charlie LeDuff

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101605882

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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An explosive exposé of America’s lost prosperity by Pulitzer Prize­–winning journalist Charlie LeDuff “One cannot read Mr. LeDuff's amalgam of memoir and reportage and not be shaken by the cold eye he casts on hard truths . . . A little gonzo, a little gumshoe, some gawker, some good-Samaritan—it is hard to ignore reporting like Mr. LeDuff's.” —The Wall Street Journal “Pultizer-Prize-winning journalist LeDuff . . . writes with honesty and compassion about a city that’s destroying itself–and breaking his heart.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “A book full of both literary grace and hard-won world-weariness.” —Kirkus Back in his broken hometown, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff searches the ruins of Detroit for clues to his family’s troubled past. Having led us on the way up, Detroit now seems to be leading us on the way down. Once the richest city in America, Detroit is now the nation’s poorest. Once the vanguard of America’s machine age—mass-production, blue-collar jobs, and automobiles—Detroit is now America’s capital for unemployment, illiteracy, dropouts, and foreclosures. With the steel-eyed reportage that has become his trademark, and the righteous indignation only a native son possesses, LeDuff sets out to uncover what destroyed his city. He beats on the doors of union bosses and homeless squatters, powerful businessmen and struggling homeowners and the ordinary people holding the city together by sheer determination. Detroit: An American Autopsy is an unbelievable story of a hard town in a rough time filled with some of the strangest and strongest people our country has to offer.
2013-02-07 By Charlie LeDuff

here New were Mexico several Territory things known during to that be Gospel turbulent Truth eighth in the decade of ... was a jackass; And the fourth was that Billy Bonny—not only a jackass, but a jackass from New York—should live so ...

Author: Charles L. Grant

Publisher: Crossroad Press

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Category: Fiction

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HAVE TIME MACHINE, WILL TRAVEL… The man they call Diego is a gunslinger on the run. And, by accident, he finds the perfect place to hide—the future! But he's about to discover that New York City in the 1990s is no less dangerous than the Old West in the 1880s… Follow the Man they call Diego through time and space in this exciting time-travel series.
2019-10-05 By Charles L. Grant

The jackass is labeled " Copperhead Press , while the lion bears the name " Edward M. Stanton . " This brings to mind another jackass braying at a live lion 500 miles off . The jackass should be labeled PLAIN DEALER and the lion ...

Author: United States. Work Projects Administration (Ohio)

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ISBN: UCAL:C2858758

Category: American newspapers

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“And don't let me hears of some funkin whitey or Jewey Professor givin you no fuckin' C, he ass be dead meat. Wid a little intimidation we could graduate a Mongolian jackass out of law school with honors. Or get 'dem out cum lawdy fum ...

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Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781411692862

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"Oh ok word on the street was that man left to live in New York but I hear he's back he got the streets here in Detroit going crazy. Niggaz can barely eat because of some jackass supposedly stuck up his connect. But not me don't know ...

Author: Ridiko

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781452020990

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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HOOD TRIALS AFTER GETTING INVOLVED WITH ULYSSES ONE OF DETRIOIT NOTORIOUS DRUG DEALERS. SAI'RAY JENKINS A PROMINENT CLOTHES DESIGNERS GIVE BIRTH TO A BABY GIRL. NOT LONG AFTER ULYSSES TAKES OFF NOW SAI'RAY MUST QUESTION THE REASON FOR HIS LEAVING AND WHAT MADE HER HEART SO COLD. ULYSSES A WELL KNOWN BOSS IN THE STREETS MEET'S THE PERFECT WOMAN. NOT REALIZING THAT HIS FAULT'S WILL BECOME HER'S. ESPECIALLY WHEN HE WITNESS HER MURDER A WOMAN IN COLD BLOOD TO PROTECT HER FAMILY. SOON AFTER HE COMES TO A CONCLUSION THAT HE HAS TO LEAVE HER TO PROTECT HER SO HE FLEAS TO NEW YORK; BUT AN INCIDENT OCCUR WHEN ONE OF HIS CONNECTS GET ROBBED. PUTTING ULYESSE IN THE SITUATION OF COMING BACK HOME AND BRINGING HIS NEW TEENAGE GIRL FRIEND WITH HIM. WILL SAI'RAY FORGIVE HIM AND OPEN HER HOME TO THEM? OR WILL SHE MAKE THEIR LIVES A LIVING HELL? NOT TO MENTION ULYSSES BRINGS COMPANY BACK THAT WANTS TO TAKE OVER HIS EMPIRE AND SEE HIM DEAD; BUT MISTAKELY GO AFTER HIS BABY MOTHER SAI'RAY AND THEIR FRIENDS WHO ARE MUCH LIKE HIM AND HER IN SO MANY WAYS. WILL SHE LIVE OR WILL SHE DIE IN THE NAME OF THE DRUG GAME...
2010-05 By Ridiko