June 10, 2013 by Caroline Dobbins
There are a lot of things that make me wish I had a pause button for time. Time with my family, time with friends, time to write and time to read are just a few. Unfortunately this post is not going to be a series of short reviews on books that
I’ve already read. It is instead going to be a post featuring a list of books that I hope to read in 2013. I’m really going to have to make time to read, or start listening to audio books all days or take a two-week life hiatus and read till my eyes fall out; ok maybe not that extreme, but I really am going to have to take time to read these books.
So… on my Detroit book list are as follows
- “Detroit City is the Place to Be: The afterlife of an American Metropolis” by Mark Binelli
- “Revolution Detroit” by John Gallagher
- “Detroit: An American Autopsy” by Charlie LeDuff
- “Detroit: A Biography” by Scott Martelle
- “Say Nice Things about Detroit” by Scott Lasser
- “Triumph of the City” by Edward Glasser
- “$100 Dollar Start-Up” by Chris Guillebeau
- “The Rise of the Creative Class” by Richard Florida
- “Economics of Place: The Values of Building Communities Around People
- “The Defining Decade” by Meg Jay
First up on the list will be John Gallagher’s “Revolution Detroit”. This is Mr. Gallagher’s 2nd book. I read his first book while preparing for Challenge Detroit last summer. “Remaining Detroit” was a fabulous introduction to the issues that face Detroit and the things that could be done to make Detroit better. I’m looking forward to finding out what Gallagher outlines for ‘Strategies for Urban Reinvention’. If there is any place that is in the process of reinvention it’s Detroit.