Detroit Hustle: A Memoir of Love, Life & Home 

Detroit Hustle: A Memoir of Love, Life & HomeWhen author Amy Haimerl and her husband decided to take root in Detroit, they purchased an historic 1914 home for $35,000. Then the couple went to work on renovations and found that they were dealing with so much more than just bad plumbing and structural issues.

Amy Haimerl

In her book Detroit Hustle: A Memoir of Love, Life & Home, Haimerl discusses the trials and tribulations of home remodeling – but also goes deep into what it means to be a part of a city's transformation, the changing demographics of a neighborhood and  where these things intersect with race and class. "I've been wrestling with these issues – what is home? Who is a local? How do you belong? – [for] as long as I can remember, and now in the very complicated place of Detroit, where I am the newcomer," says Haimerl. "As I say in Detroit Hustle, I am struggling with being both gentrified and gentrifier."

Learn about the Shady Ladies Literary Society, a group started by Ms. Haimerl, whose goal is to empower and support emerging female authors.

Join CKPL as we host Amy Haimerl at the Retro Suites Business Room March 28 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased through Eventbrite (search "Amy Haimerl").