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Calling Ex-Detroiters

Michigan – Universal Map

You know who you are. When people ask where you grew up, you raise your right hand and point to a spot on your palm. Then you’ll give coordinates like “11 and Lahser” or “< ;fill in street>; and Outer Drive.”

You know the words to the Faygo song.

You have been on the Bob-lo boat.

Coney Islands make your mouth water.

(There’s a whole list of other things but you’ve already seen that email, many times).

And yet – you live here now. No Detroit-style rye bread. No seven-layer cake. No Sanders hot fudge. (Vernors you can get, you knew this, right?).

Say Nice Things about Detroit, available at the Boulder Bookstore

If you’ve ever brought those things back with you on the plane, and you’re still reading, you won’t want to miss a special night on Monday, August 27. It starts at 7 at the Boulder Bookstore, with author Scott Lasser discussing his new book, “Say Nice Things About Detroit.” Here’s the synopsis of the book:

David Halpert returns to a place that most people flee. But David is making his own escape—from his divorce and the death of his son. A compelling urban portrait and a touching love story, Say Nice Things About Detroit takes place in a racially polarized, economically collapsing city that doesn’t seem like a place for rebirth. David is forced to answer a simple question: if you want to go home again, what do you do if home is Detroit?”

Vouchers to Attend: $5 at the Boulder Bookstore. . .voucher price includes seating, refreshments, and a coupon good for $5 toward any single purchase on August 27th (they have about 60 vouchers left as of Thursday night – don’t wait too long!).

Following the talk, the party moves over to Lindsay’s Deli & Haagen Dasz on the corner of Broadway and Pearl Street, where she’ll have a special order of Sanders Hot Fudge waiting for you, and maybe even Vernors Coolers. Who’s in?

Thank you to Ardee Imerman for getting the ball rolling on this!

About Cheryl Fellows

Cheryl Fellows
I am living happily ever after in Boulder with David, Lauren and Ethan (and Rocky and Cookie), blessed with family and friends and a great community.

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  1. Bruce Shaffer

    Go Tigers! And next time in Detroit, check out the fabulous young kehillah at the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue. Next to a speakeasy, across from a strip club, and warm kabbalat shabbat services on the sidewalk. Jewish doesn't get better than that — except for the remarkable work they're doing with the greater community to breathe life into Downtown. http://downtownsynagogue.org/