Much has been made recently in the news regarding the dire situation of the once great Motor City. Detroit-raised Rolling Stone writer Binelli paints a vivid picture of the ruin and decay in the city, from the 70,000 abandoned buildings to the wildlife roaming the miles of uninhabited lands. Unlike other recent “biographies” about Detroit, Binelli doesn’t stop short at the doom and gloom, but rather delves deeper to uncover the many rejuvenation projects going on around the city. You will be drawn in by the tales of decay, but astonished by the depictions of urban farming, a school repurposed for pregnant teens, and the killer ex-convict turned street patroller. Binelli’s work sheds a great light on what the city once was and may yet become again.