Andrew Brett Einhorn, author and editor of Broke in Boston, signs two copies of his book for the Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick while at a book signing at the Eastern States Exhibition Fair in Springfield, MA. Gov. Patrick is seen here listening to Einhorn discuss why and how he wrote the book.
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www.brokeinboston.com Broke in Boston: A Guide to living Cheap in the City
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 13, 2007
Broke in Boston & the Pour House Team up for
Night of Beer Tasting and Free Appetizers
Boston’s Guide to Living Cheap Creates Memories without Creating Debt
Today, the editors of Broke in Boston: A Guide to Living Cheap in the City announced another hot, summer night on the town for Boston’s deal-seeking crowd. Teaming up with the Pour House (907 Boylston St.), the premier guide book for young Bostonians will host an eight-course beer sampling, providing FREE appetizers and a FREE copy of Broke in Boston for only $15. The event will be held at that Pour House on Monday, August 20, 2007, from 6-8pm for those 21 and over.
Written by recent graduates of BU, Harvard, Brandeis, BC, and Emory, Broke in Boston is a comprehensive guide to living cheap in the city, created specifically for young professionals and students on tight budgets. The pocket-sized guide contains reviews of they city’s best — and sometimes hidden — cheap restaurants, drink specials, free & cheap entertainment, and discounted tickets and fares. In addition to 12 full-color maps detailing metro Boston and the city’s transportation, the guide provides city-specific tips on apartment hunting, orienting to Boston idiosyncrasies, historical content, city festivals, and even dating tips.
side-kick-steal-jpg.docThe Boston Globe touts Broke in Boston!
November 11, 2006 “Bargains by the book. [Einhorn’s] tips for frugal but fine living include suggestions on where to shop, eat, drink, visit, and live.”
Broke in Boston was featured on “Gossip with Gabby” on Boston’s Neighborhood Network (BNN)! The coverage included footage from our party at the Hong Kong and an exclusive with Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Andrew B. Einhorn.
IN THE NEWS: Daily Free Press Endorses Broke in Boston
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BU grad writes on leading the ‘broke’ city life
Issue date: 10/3/06 Section:NEWS
Just months after hanging up her mortarboard and hitting the job market, Boston University graduate Lindsay Holst has teamed up with three other students from Boston-area colleges to assemble Broke in Boston, a guidebook on how to live cheap and find the best deals at bars, restaurants and clubs in the city.”We took to writing something that pointed out the hidden spots, the hidden gems,” Holst, a 2006 College of Communication graduate and former Daily Free Press reporter, said.”Typically, you only acquire knowledge of these places after living in the city for a couple of years. After a while, you kind of want to impart that knowledge on others.”The book is a guide to living cheaply in the city,” she continued. “It’s aimed at anyone who’s on a tight budget, anyone who wants to go out and enjoy the city. I certainly would have appreciated something like this when I was a freshman.”Andrew Einhorn, 27, spent two years living in Brookline and Brighton after graduating from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. While living in the city on a tight budget, he searched unsuccessfully for an updated book to give him some guidance.While completing his graduate degree in Washington, D.C., Einhorn hired one student from four colleges — Holst from BU, Kevin Collins from Boston College, Joelle Hobeika from Harvard University and Rebecca Dreilinger from Brandeis University.”I tried to get local expertise working on the project so that the small, grittier places that have the great deals would be put on the book,” Einhorn said. “There are places in there that list where to take guests or your parents when they come to town, good date places, free entertainment and all the cultural things that happen in the city.”According to the authors, Broke in Boston is aimed at anyone living in Boston with a small budget, not only undergraduate students.”It works as a guide for saving money and a guide for Boston,” Einhorn said. “Even if you live in Boston, that doesn’t mean that you can’t be a tourist to the city. A lot of people don’t take advantage of everything the city has to offer because they live there, and they take it for granted.”
Daily News Tribune Touts Broke in Boston!
Guide provides students with money saving hints
By Christopher Rocchio/ Daily News Staff
Friday, October 13, 2006
One of the reasons Maryland native Rebecca Dreilinger decided to attend Brandeis University was because of Boston’s vibrant environment for students and young professionals.
But as a freshman, she was completely overwhelmed, and had a tough time finding a guide that was geared towards the interests and budget of her age group.
“I was eager, but didn’t know where to start,” Dreilinger said. “That’s why I contributed to ‘Broke in Boston.’ It’s a tangible, realistic and useful resource for young Bostonians.”
Published earlier this year, “Broke in Boston” is a guide to living cheap in the city. The book was put together by Andrew Einhorn, who commissioned four college students from Boston to help create a comprehensive, insider’s guide for combating the ills of being young and broke in the Hub.
“When I moved to Boston from Atlanta, I was in culture shock,” said Einhorn. “I wanted to experience everything Boston had to offer, but it was very hard on the wallet.”
Having also traveled around Europe, Einhorn said he was used to referencing guides that eliminate much of the trial and error that normally comes with moving to a new city.
“I wanted to give young people in Boston the book I wish I had when I was living broke in the city,” said Einhorn, who now resides in Washington, D.C. “It’s a great resource for people that want to get a lot out of living in Boston without spending too much.”
“Broke in Boston” splits Beantown into more than 12 areas, from Allston-Brighton to Cambridge and everything in between. Chapters include everything from where to bring parents, guests and dates, to hot spots that are worth a splurge, as well as cheap places to find food, drinks, entertainment, furniture and clothes. The book also features fast facts, local recipes, city maps, MBTA schedules and additional information on numerous other aspects of the city.
“There are some really fun tips and insight in the book that you can’t get anywhere else,” said Dreilinger.
Einhorn hired students from Boston College, Boston University and Harvard University to help write the book.
“There were many areas of the city I knew well, and other parts I didn’t know at all,” said Einhorn. “I knew I had to get some research assistants to find the nooks and crannies of Boston that students flock to and cost next to nothing.”
After graduating from Brandeis in 2005 with a degree in journalism, Dreilinger said she met Einhorn in the Washington, D.C. area and the two immediately started discussing the project.
“I couldn’t resist helping out because I love Boston and miss it dearly,” said Dreilinger, who currently resides in nation’s capital working as a communications coordinator for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. “I thought it was a great opportunity to expand my journalism experiences, as well as to give back to the city I embraced for four years.”
Einhorn self-published “Broke in Boston” through AE Enterprises LLC, and said if the book does well, he plans on creating a similar guide to the Washington, D.C. area.
“‘Broke in Boston’ was 15 months in the making, and I’m happy with the way it turned out,” he said. “It definitely saves you from spending too much in Boston while still allowing you to have a good time.”
To learn more about “Broke in Boston” or to purchase a copy, visit http://www.brokeinboston.com.
Christopher Rocchio can be reached at 781-398-8009 or firstname.lastname@example.org.