Jan 24, 2021
313: Life in the Motor City
Posted by John Carlisle

Since 2007, John Carlisle has fascinated readers with his untold stories of Detroit in his Detroitblogger John column for the Metro Times His words and photographs shed light on the overlooked and forgotten while bringing life to neglected, far flung neighborhoods The Detroit chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists named Carlisle the 2011 Journalist of the YSince 2007, John Carlisle has fascinated readers with his untold stories of Detroit in his Detroitblogger John column for the Metro Times His words and photographs shed light on the overlooked and forgotten while bringing life to neglected, far flung neighborhoods The Detroit chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists named Carlisle the 2011 Journalist of the Year for his work on the city This collection features dozens of his previously unpublished photographs and forty two of his most unforgettable stories, including a man who has a strip club in his living room, a bar in a ghost town, a coffee shop for the city s homeless, an art gallery in a mattress store and an old fashioned debutante ball in the unlikeliest of places.

  • Title: 313: Life in the Motor City
  • Author: John Carlisle
  • ISBN: 9781609494902
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Paperback
  • Life in the Motor City Since John Carlisle has fascinated readers with his untold stories of Detroit in his Detroitblogger John column for the Metro Times His words and photographs shed light on the overlooked and for

    Kristen

    I think I know why I love detroitblog It s the anti network tv human interest story stories I have always detested those soft news bits at the end of the news some average slob, just like you, who through luck and hard work made it big Following a half hour of crime and violence of all sorts, these human interest stories function as status quo propaganda don t take to the streets, it worked out for this s.o.b so it could for you too It s bullshit of course, nobody gets out of here alive John Car [...]


    Linda Robinson

    Need a word that combines heartbreaking and heartwarming 313 is both Carlisle interviews and honors the Last Standing in Detroit neighborhoods, proprietors of doughnut, music, vacuum repair stores Entrepreneurs with sidewalk locations and hand painted signs and tough love The East Side Riders Cafes, bars, diners, churches Multigenerational businesses grandpa grandma began, bringing it from south or east or foreign All are hanging upside down from a weak rafter with no net The neighborhood is gon [...]


    Dan

    Stories about Detroit are usually told on the macro level, while ruin porn photographs focus solely on the aesthetics of built environment decay What tends to be lost in all of this, of course, is the human scale.Detroitblogger John is probably familiar to most Detroiters through his website detroitblog and column in the Metro Times Collected in this book are some of the vignettes from his work They are a fascinating glimpse into life on the ground in Detroit Most strike a somber note, but nonet [...]


    Joy

    Since 2007, John Carlisle has fascinated readers with his untold stories of Detroit in his Detroitblogger John column for the Metro Times His words and photographs shed light on the overlooked and forgotten while bringing life to neglected, far flung neighborhoods The Detroit chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists named Carlisle the 2011 Journalist of the Year for his work on the city This collection features dozens of his previously unpublished photographs and 42 of his most unforge [...]


    Steven

    This book is one of the most inspiring things I ve ever read Instead of an autopsy of Detroit, Carlisle beautifully and quietly captures the city s continuing life, culture, and creative drive humanely where it is so often overlooked Some readers will come away feeling pity or horror over these people s stories What I got was something very warm in the way the author has given each of his subjects equally such honor I wish I could listen to people the way Carlisle listens to people I recommend t [...]


    Amanda

    I ve never been to Detroit and have no desire to go, but this book was full of inspiring, entertaining stories about its people and I really enjoyed learning about their culture and their day to day lives I received this book as a gift and wasn t all that enthused about reading it, but once I got started I was very pleasantly surprised.


    Ted

    The winner of the Detroit book derby.



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