Chrissy's Reviews > In the Neighborhood: The Search for Community on an American Street, One Sleepover at a Time

In the Neighborhood by Peter Lovenheim
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Aug 28, 2010

really liked it

I love American social commentary. This book, which reminded me of Bowling Alone, tells author Peter Lovenheim's story of looking for real, sustainable community on his neighborhood street. His search method is a bit unconventional: he approached neighbors that he didn't know well, explained his desire to learn more about their lives, and asked to spend the night so that he could follow the course of their normal day. He shares his discoveries about the modern American neighborhood in chapters devoted to his encounters with those who said yes to his risky proposal. Insightful book, especially for a private person like me.

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