Overview (no spoilers): Having been born and raised in rural Michigan I have an innate pride in my home state, even down-and out-Detroit. Detroit: An American Autopsy follows Charlie LeDuff’s first hand experiences as a reporter in the Motor City. LeDuff had carved out a successful career as a reporter for the New Times before returning to his troubled hometown. His experiences weaving through the corruption and poverty in Detroit left me in often in disbelief and tears throughout the book LeDuff’s rough and crude attitude delivers stories in the matter-of-fact manner of a reporter with the unique struggle of continually reporting on the misery of his hometown. Overall, a great read, mixing Detroit’s rich history with its tumultuous tribulations involving politics, and the Big Three all coming to a head just under a decade ago.