Synopses & Reviews
In college, there's a surprise around every corner...
But that doesn't mean you can't be prepared From sharing a bathroom with 40 strangers to sharing lecture notes, The Naked Roommate is your behind-the-scenes look at EVERYTHING you need to know about college (but never knew you needed to know).
This essential guide is packed with expert advice on everything from managing money to managing stress--plus hilarious, outrageous and telling stories from students on over 100 college campuses:
-Dorm do's, don'ts and dramas
-Lying, noisy, nasty roommates
-Where they're hiding
-Friend today, gone tomorrow
-To go or not to go?
-How to get an A, C or F
-Classes in wine and bowling
-13 kinds of college hook ups
-Long distance = BIG concerns
The Party Scene
-The punch in the fruit punch
-Sex, drugs and the truth
-Grants, loans and loose change
-Jobs: want one? How to get one
-Credit cards: handle with care
If The Naked Roommate existed when I went to college, I would have devoured every page before I stepped foot on campus.
-Linda J. Sax, Associate Director of the Higher Education
Research Institute and Director of the CIRP Freshman Survey
Readers receive expert and student advice about roommates, relationships, classes, friends, finances, dorm life, sex, alcohol, Greek life, laundry and everything else that really matters in college.
Harlan Cohen knows students. Through his syndicated column ?Help Me, Harlan!? and his annual college speaking tour, Harlan has spent years helping thousands of students cope with the tough transition to college life. The Naked Roommate gives college students the 100 things they need to know to get over the speed bumps and make the most out of college. Packed with advice from Harlan's years of experience, as well as stories and tips straight from students who have lived it, this book covers all the need-to-know questions. Topics include: ? Roommates: My Lying, Stealing, Klepto Roommate; Noisy, Naughty, and Nasty Roommates; and The Ultimate Roommate Rule ? Greek Life: Getting In; Fraternity/Sorority Life: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly ? Life inside the Classroom: To Go or Not to Go; Most Professors Don?t Hate You; and How to Be More Than Just a Number ? Drinking on Campus: NOT Everyone Is Doing It; Dating & Drinking; and Should You Get Busted ? Money/Laundry/Cheap Eats: Paying for College; Cheaper Books; and Bad Checks, Bad Credit, and Other Bad Ideas