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Day 337: Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff

Curious about the state of corruption in Detroit? Want to learn what it was like for a reporter to come back to his hometown after the start of the recession? Scared about what could during a financial crisis? Then, read this book.


It's a quick read and utterly fascinating. I have to admit, however, that I am a bit biased. I've been obsessed with Charlie LeDuff ever since I first discovered clips of his investigative reporting on youtube.

Here's a clip of Charlie demonstrating just how long it takes for the police to arrive after the report of a home invasion:



I also love this one, where Charlie eats cat food to show the problems with the meals on wheels program:


While finding these videos, I found many more. If you like watching him, search for him on youtube and enjoy. 

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