Picador, 2014 (2014)
Reviewed by Jessica Maguire
oommates; At some point or another we have had one ... or will. The lucky ones have a relationship with their roommates like Blanche, Dorothy, and Rose on
The Golden Girls
. A lot of us have stories about our roommates that can rival a Stephen King horror novel.
aving had about twenty of her own experiences with roommates, author Stephanie Wu has compiled an interesting collection of sixty of the best and worst stories of cohabitation with friends and strangers.
his compilation includes roommate stories from high school boarding school to a retirement hotel and everything in between. You'll read about
The Amateur Taxidermist
The Geriatric Retirement Hotel
, and yes, even
The Naked Nanna
ure to delight and horrify, this is a must read for high school students heading off to university for the first time, and anyone who has or had a roommate. I was truly horrified at some ot these stories (I had no idea just how bad a men's dorm could be). I was also quite relieved to find that my own horrible roommate experience (that prompted me to swear off cohabitation with anyone other than my rabbit) was really not all that unusual.
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