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Much has been said about the city of Detroit's alarming physical and financial declines in recent years, but the only people who've been fully capable of understanding the situation's gravity are the impoverished Michiganites themselves. That is, until D-town resident Mark Binelli penned Detroit City is the Place to Be, an eye-opening and intensely researched look at the his homeland's current state of affairs, one informed by a candid look at its torrid past. By speaking with city officials, street corner hustlers, and others who've yet to abandon their turf, Binelli crafts a call-to-arms that's undoubtedly fascinating for Michiganders and outsiders alike.