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Patti Smith

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Ann Arbor townie Patti Smith is a former legal aid lawyer and current special education teacher in Ypsilanti. She earned a Bachelor's Degree from Adrian College with highest honors in 1994, a Doctor of Law from University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Law in 1996, and a Master's Degree with Highest Honors from Eastern Michigan University in 2012.

She is the author of two books: Images of America--Downtown Ann Arbor and A History of the People's Food Co-op Ann Arbor. Two books will be released in 2019, HEAD OVER FEET and FORGOTTEN ANN ARBOR.

She also writes or has written for, We Love Ann Arbor, Damn Arbor, Concentrate, Mittenbrew, The Ann, AADL's Pulp blog, and the Ann Arbor Observer. Patti serves as a commissioner for the Pu

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Downtown Ann Arbor

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Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! by Fannie Flagg
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I don't know if I have ever disliked a protagonist as much as I disliked Dena. But I am kind of your anti-careerism/workaholic person so I'm sure that was the reason. I found the big secret of Dena's past really anti-climactic. Maybe because I didn't ...more
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Teach Me to Forget by Erica M. Chapman
"This book wouldn't have a plot if someone had cared to get Ellery a good grief-counselor and made sure she stuck with him/her until they were certain she was alright (The fact that someone as transparent as this girl managed to fool her therapist..." Read more of this review »
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Teach Me to Forget by Erica M. Chapman
"This was a big meh for me . This was such a corny book and sometimes corny works but I don't think it did in this book, the main character wants to kill herself .... but suddenly a white knight comes to rescue her (basically) and voila now maybe e..." Read more of this review »
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I really wanted to like this book. I am sure I will love the movie but the book just left me feeling "meh." And a book about a Black man infiltrating the KKK should NOT leave me feeling that way!

I think the problem is that we have more an anecdote th
A Sky Full of Stars by Linda Williams Jackson
"Linda Williams Jackson is one of the best things to happen to kid lit in Mississippi in ages. You don't have to read her debut middle grade novel Midnight without a Moon to enjoy A Sky Full of Stars, but you're really going to want to! Protagonist..." Read more of this review »
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These days I hear a lot of people talking about the "good old days" and almost inevitably they mean the 1950s. Also inevitably the speaker is white, usually male, always cis and often a property owner. This book reminds us that the 1950s were most de ...more
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