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In the Neighborhood: The Search for Community on an American Street, One Sleepover at a Time

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

Journalist and author Peter Lovenheim has 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 neighbors. 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 neighbors and asks a thought-provoking question: do neighborhoods matter-and is something lost when we live among strangers?

Synopsis:

One man's quirky, heartfelt quest to meet the neighbors-and to rediscover what it means to live as more than strangers next door

After living in the same house for most of his life, Peter Lovenheim was struck by an odd fact of modern life: No one really knew anyone else.

With wit and generosity, he takes us inside the homes, minds, and hearts of his neighbors. In the process, he explores a thought-provoking question: Do neighborhoods still matter-and is something lost when we isolate ourselves instead of fostering a sense of community?

About the Author

Peter Lovenheim is a journalist, lawyer, and mediator. His articles and essays have appeared in the New York Times, New York magazine, and other publications.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399536472
Author:
Lovenheim, Peter
Publisher:
Perigee Books
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Sociology -- essays.
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.43 x 0.62 in 0.51 lb
Age Level:
17-17

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"Synopsis" by , One man's quirky, heartfelt quest to meet the neighbors-and to rediscover what it means to live as more than strangers next door

After living in the same house for most of his life, Peter Lovenheim was struck by an odd fact of modern life: No one really knew anyone else.

With wit and generosity, he takes us inside the homes, minds, and hearts of his neighbors. In the process, he explores a thought-provoking question: Do neighborhoods still matter-and is something lost when we isolate ourselves instead of fostering a sense of community?

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