Friday, November 25, 2016

101 Books About Where and How We Live

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I'm obviously a little biased because Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City is on it, but this is a great list from Curbed of books on the concept of home...and the past, present and future of where we live.
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.
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Thanks for commenting. You might enjoy my book about Flint called "Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City," a Michigan Notable Book for 2014 and a finalist for the 33rd Annual Northern California Book Award for Creative NonFiction. Filmmaker Michael Moore described Teardown as "a brilliant chronicle of the Mad Maxization of a once-great American city." More information about Teardown is available at