Detroiter pens book helping newcomers fit in

Dec 3, 2015

A new book is designed to help new residents of Detroit get along with the city’s long-time residents. It’s called “How to Live in Detroit Without Being a Jackass.” Current State's Scott Pohl talks with author Aaron Foley.


Aaron Foley is a native Detroiter who graduated from Michigan State University and worked at the State News and the Lansing State Journal before moving back to the Motor City. He’s just written a book that he hopes will help newcomers to Detroit fit in with their new neighbors.

We’ve been hearing for a while about people moving to Detroit because housing costs are low and the city is gaining a reputation for welcoming artistic people and millenials. The idea behind Aaron Foley’s book would seem to be to help newcomers become part of Detroit without expecting native Detroiters to change just because they’ve moved in.

Current State’s Scott Pohl talked with Aaron Foley about “How to Live in Detroit Without Being a Jackass.”