Detroit Hustle: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Home

Amy Haimerl (Author)
Available

Product Details

Price
$24.00
Publisher
Running Press Adult
Publish Date
May 03, 2016
Pages
272
Dimensions
6.0 X 1.1 X 9.1 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780762457359
BISAC Categories:

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Amy Haimerl is a professor of journalism at Michigan State University and covers small business and urban policy for Fortune, Reuters, and the New York Times. She was the entrepreneurship editor at Crain's Detroit Business, where she covered the city's historic bankruptcy trial. She is an alum of Fortune Small Business, CNNMoney, and USAA Magazine, as well as a former Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan. She lives in Detroit with her husband, Karl; two pitbulls, Maddie and Beaubien; and stray cat, Jack, who is the boss of everyone.

Reviews

"An engaging and cautiously optimistic memoir of making a new life."
"Kirkus Reviews"

With humor and incisiveness, Haimerl shares the journey of turning a house into a home . As a financial journalist, she adeptly reports on the city s financial situation and its newest entrepreneurial effortsThis book is about more than the blight of Detroit; it is also about making a new home and community in a rapidly changing city.
"Publishers Weekly
"

A love song sung to a house and a city, but it s also a money memoir, one marked by ignorance at the outset and a triumph of feelings over financial facts.
"The New York Times"

"This memoir of home renovation in Detroit delves into much more, including the importance of place, the meaning of urban revival and the building of lives and loves.
"Shelf awareness"

"An engaging and cautiously optimistic memoir of making a new life."
"Kirkus Reviews"

With humor and incisiveness, Haimerl shares the journey of turning a house into a home . As a financial journalist, she adeptly reports on the city s financial situation and its newest entrepreneurial effortsThis book is about more than the blight of Detroit; it is also about making a new home and community in a rapidly changing city.
"Publishers Weekly"

Surprisingly full of practical advice and always entertaining.
"Library Journal"

"The amazing charm of "Detroit Hustle by Amy Haimerl" is its brilliant use of concurrent narratives - one quite personal, one about a down-on-its-luck city trying to get up off its knees - to show how perseverance, community and love are so essential to both stories. Each chapter has you rooting for the city, but also cheering for the writer and her husband, their neighbors and family, and the expansive house renovation project whose journey, hiccups and all, makes them into Detroiters."
Stephen Henderson, Pulitzer Prize-winning "Detroit Free Press" editorial page editor

""Detroit Hustle" is much more than a book about restoring a house. It s about a city and its people abandoned to the churn of change, about fitting in and standing out, about decades of decay and wispy hopes of revival. It s America s story. Amy Haimerl s memoir is as gritty and gripping as Detroit itself."
Ron Fournier, columnist, "The Atlantic," and author of "Love That Boy: What Two Presidents, Eight Road Trips, and My Son Taught Me About a Parent's Expectations"

""Detroit Hustle is at once a cautionary tale charmingly told, a love-letter to Haimerl's adopted city, an on-the-ground account of the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history, the confession of a reluctant gentrifier, and a meditation on the making of home. Haimerl doesn t find the next Brooklyn when she leaves New York for Detroit. She seeks, and by the end of this memoirafter much looking, listening, and learninghas begun to find, Detroit."
Donovan Hohn, author of "Moby Duck: The true story of 28,000 bath toys lost at sea"
"

A love song sung to a house and a city, but it's also a money memoir, one marked by ignorance at the outset and a triumph of feelings over financial facts.
The New York Times

This memoir of home renovation in Detroit delves into much more, including the importance of place, the meaning of urban revival and the building of lives and loves.
Shelf awareness

"An engaging and cautiously optimistic memoir of making a new life."
Kirkus Reviews

With humor and incisiveness, Haimerl shares the journey of turning a house into a home . As a financial journalist, she adeptly reports on the city's financial situation and its newest entrepreneurial effortsThis book is about more than the blight of Detroit; it is also about making a new home and community in a rapidly changing city.
Publishers Weekly

Surprisingly full of practical advice and always entertaining.
Library Journal"

"The amazing charm of Detroit Hustle by Amy Haimerl is its brilliant use of concurrent narratives - one quite personal, one about a down-on-its-luck city trying to get up off its knees - to show how perseverance, community and love are so essential to both stories. Each chapter has you rooting for the city, but also cheering for the writer and her husband, their neighbors and family, and the expansive house renovation project whose journey, hiccups and all, makes them into Detroiters."
-Stephen Henderson, Pulitzer Prize-winning Detroit Free Press editorial page editor

"Detroit Hustle is much more than a book about restoring a house. It's about a city and its people abandoned to the churn of change, about fitting in and standing out, about decades of decay and wispy hopes of revival. It's America's story. Amy Haimerl's memoir is as gritty and gripping as Detroit itself."
-Ron Fournier, columnist, The Atlantic, and author of Love That Boy: What Two Presidents, Eight Road Trips, and My Son Taught Me About a Parent's Expectations

"A love song sung to a house and a city, but it's also a money memoir, one marked by ignorance at the outset and a triumph of feelings over financial facts."
-The New York Times

This memoir of home renovation in Detroit delves into much more, including the importance of place, the meaning of urban revival and the building of lives and loves.
-Shelf awareness

"An engaging and cautiously optimistic memoir of making a new life."
-Kirkus Reviews

"With humor and incisiveness, Haimerl shares the journey of turning a house into a home .... As a financial journalist, she adeptly reports on the city's financial situation and its newest entrepreneurial efforts...This book is about more than the blight of Detroit; it is also about making a new home and community in a rapidly changing city."
-Publishers Weekly

"Surprisingly full of practical advice and always entertaining."
-Library Journal