I love the glimpses into Scott's brain. Like when Scott's parents call him from Rome and he musters up everything he knows about Italy and all he's got is "a spicy meatball." I love that. It's totally the details in these books for me.
Learn the history of Ypsilanti from the people devoted to documenting it, the Ypsilanti Historical Society. This online archive features 35 years of the publication Ypsilanti Gleanings, with articles on the people and places of Ypsilanti, historic documents and diaries, and a gallery of photos from over a century of Ypsilanti history.