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53. Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City by Gordon Young
Young’s tale of returning to his hometown of Flint, Michigan, couldn't be more timely, and not just because of the city's ongoing infrastructure crisis. Equal parts entertaining and engaging, Young's story of leaving the San Francisco bubble for the Rust Belt showcases people and perspectives who are often left out, and who demand more attention than ever after this election season.Read the whole list here.