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Detroit City Is the Place to Be by Mark Binelli
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Dec 26, 12

really liked it
Read from December 10 to 25, 2012

While this book was interesting, it didn't delve into topics as deeply as I would have liked. Instead, it hit on a multitude of different factors that limit Detroit's recovery. I liked how Binelli touched on both current events and historical factors that make Detroit what it is today. Binelli further shows how the Big 3 have been limiting for Detroit for a century. Well worth the read to become oriented to Detroit today.
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12/10/2012 page 9
12/10/2012 page 62
20.0% "The book is a little disjointed. Went from the 1860's to 2010 by going from chapter 2 to chapter 3."
12/15/2012 page 107
35.0% "The book is informative, yet scary. I find myself learning a great deal about Detroit, but most of it is worse than I'd ever believed."
12/24/2012 page 253
84.0% "I'm nearing the end of this book, and while it's been a fascinating read, it's left me feeling more helpless about the city I work in every day. Every chapter tells of another woe, and it leaves me feeling hopeless."

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Claudia Would you like me to return your copy? I can bring it the next time we are both at book club.

Jeffrey No need. Keep it, sell it, give it away. I won't reread the book.

Claudia Thanks!

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