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General Information

Name:  Jason Rothstein  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1973 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Jason a native of Chicago graduated from Antioch College and lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

About recovering autoholic Jason Rothstein: A native Chicagoan, Jason Rothstein first started to realize how much of a drain on resources his car had become in 2005, but it took him more than a year of soul searching to finally cut the cord. For a person who doesn't make his living as a writer, Jason certainly has a lot of credits to his name. Prior to developing his obsession with the non-automotive aspects of Chicago, Jason explored the city and other topics in articles for ATA's Journey magazine; through contributions to two of Margaret Littman's Chicago guidebooks, The Dog Lover's Companion to Chicago, and VegOut! Vegetarian Guide to Chicago; and in opinion pieces for Catalyst Chicago and e-Prairie. Jason currently works full time at the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where the pro-pedestrian messages come fast and furious. He holds a BA in psychology from Antioch College, as well as a masters from the University of Chicago.

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Titles At Your Library

Carless in Chicago
ISBN: 1893121488

Lake Claremont Press. 2010

A guide to enjoying Chicago without a money-eating, gas-guzzling, smog-emiting, two-ton burden, this indispensable reference allows for city living with more money in one's pockets, a smaller bulge around the middle, and less stress about getting from point A to B. The book is perfect for autoholics or motorphobics, whether carless by choice or carless by circumstance, savvy natives or adventurous visitors alike.

Survive and Thrive Car-Free in the Windy City

Imagine living in Chicago with more money in your pocket, a smaller bulge around your middle, and less stress about getting from point A to B.

Whether you're an autoholic or a motorphobic, carless by choice or carless by circumstance, a savvy native or adventurous visitor, Carless in Chicago is the indispensable reference and guide to enjoying the city without that money-eating, gas-guzzling, smog-emiting two-ton monkey on your back.

Carless in Chicago isn't merely a survival guide for the car-free it provides a roadmap to all the personal, financial, health, and environmental benefits to kicking your car (or even just your second car) to the curb.

With the tools and techniques for going carless information on navigating Chicago by foot, bike, CTA, Metra, and even by car when nothing else will do and a fun, informative guide to Chicago by L.

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