I am just beginning to recuperate from the excitement of Wednesday night, hence this very late post.
To those of you who were able to make it out to the release party for Hidden History of Detroit: Thank you so much! It was wonderful to meet so many of you in person. You shared so many stories with me — an eye-opening reminder that we are all infinitely connected to the city, and to each other, and have so much to learn together. I keep smiling to myself when I think about all of the great conversations we had.
The setting could not have been more perfect and the music from Steve and James (formerly of Scarlet Oaks) made the Streets come alive. Well done, boys.
If you are visiting the blog for the first time after attending my event: Hi! It is a little messy here, due to recent book-related commitments and some neglected housekeeping duties, but I hope you have fun exploring. Maybe you would like to start with some favorite posts.
If you weren’t able to make it, please don’t fret! The next chance to catch me hawking the book in person is on December 1 at Leopold’s Books. John Carlisle (you may know him as Detroitblogger John) will be there, too, talking about his (terrific) new book, 313: Life in the Motor City. John is one of my favorite writers and I think the two of us together will give you wildly different, hugely entertaining, rarely-told stories of Detroit.
Finally, many of you have been asking me where you can buy the book. Good question, right? So I made a list for you. It isn’t comprehensive (I don’t yet know which libraries it’s at, for example), so if you find it somewhere I didn’t list, please drop me a line and I’ll add it.
Thanks! And stay tuned for more events, readings, cocktail parties and other celebrations. I can’t wait! Early Detroit history or bust!