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The Search for Community on an American Street, One Sleepover at a Time

A revealing, heartwarming quest to meet the neighbours - and to find the true meaning of community.

Based on a popular New York Times Op-Ed piece, this is the quirky, heartfelt account of one man's quest to meet his neighbours - and find a sense of community.

“It's impossible to read this book without feeling the urge to knock on neighbors' doors.”
-Chicago Sun-Times

Journalist and author Peter Lovenheim lived on the same street in suburban Rochester, NY, most of his life. But it was only after a brutal murder-suicide rocked the community that he was struck by a fact of modern life in this comfortable enclave: No one knew anyone else.

Thus begins Peter's search to meet and get to know his neighbours. An inquisitive person, he does more than just introduce himself. He asks, ever so politely, if he can sleep over.

In this smart, engaging, and deeply felt book, Lovenheim takes readers inside the homes, minds, and hearts of his neighbours and asks a thought-provoking question: Do neighbourhoods matter - and is something lost when we live among strangers?

More Information
  • Published : 05/04/2011
  • ISBN : 9780399536472
  • Format : Paperback
  • Imprint : TarcherPerigee
  • Size (mm): 140 x 210
  • Category: Biography
  • Pages : 256
  • Edition :