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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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.
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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.
So i’m your average, run of the mill broke college student and figured I would write about my woes. It seems every stupid job I take does not pay anything so I’m left with nothing. But, I refuse to let myself just sit around in the underwear hoping friends will come over with beer to party. I was bored one night and came across what I thought was a joke at first but ended up turning out to be the best book I’ve ever read…It lays out tons of information about living in Boston without money, namely places to buy cheap drinks, cheap clothes, inexpensive excursions, cheap eats, free entertainment, and everything you’d need to know to move to a new city. I’m contacting you to see if you would hire me for some assignments since I
Much Better than Zagat’s
When I first moved to Boston / Cambridge, my parents bought me a copy of Zagats so I could navigate the resturants. I also bought a copy of Time Out.
This year, I picked up a copy of Broke in Boston and having been finding it MUCH more helpful. I use it for dates, casual meet ups, and even helped a buddy find a good place to take his parents to when they were visiting. I don’t have a lot of cash right now so finding good spots for good prices is a big deal for me.
If you’re going to be broke here in Boston, this is the guide to help you make the most of your cash!