Thursday, December 17
Free and Open to the Public
Join Belt Publishing and author Aaron Foley to celebrate the release of his first book, "How to Live in Detroit Without Being a Jackass" -- a social guidebook for 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 an uninformed racist when you talk to a black person, How to Live is an alternately hilarious and biting assessment of life in our city. But beyond the one-liners, it’s also an urgent call for a radically inclusive, compassionate approach to understanding Detroit that’s aimed at both old timers and newbies alike.
Aaron Foley grew up in Detroit and has written for local and national publications including Jalopnik, CNN, MLive, the Atlantic, Next City, and others. His essay “We Love Detroit, Even if You Don’t” was included in A Detroit Anthology (Belt Publishing, 2014) and he writes a column for Belt Magazine (beltmag.com).