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The Roommates: True Tales of Friendship, Rivalry, Romance, and Disturbingly Close Quarters (Picador True Tales)

Wu, Stephanie

ISBN 10: 1250051452 / ISBN 13: 9781250051455
Published by Picador, 2014
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2014 - Paperback - Used - Good - - Shows some shelf-wear. May contain old price stickers or their residue, inscriptions or dedications from previous owners in first few pages and remainder marks. - .-. Bookseller Inventory # SL-01-5-0045

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Title: The Roommates: True Tales of Friendship, ...

Publisher: Picador

Publication Date: 2014

Book Condition:Good

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The fraught relationship between roommates is a true cultural obsession. Shows like Friends, The Golden Girls, The Odd Couple, and New Girl have held us rapt for decades, simultaneously delighting and disconcerting us with their depictions of mismatched couples' cringe-worthy awkwardness and against-all-odds friendship. Maybe it's that uniquely unnatural experience of living with a total stranger that ignites our curiosity, or just that almost all of us, for better or worse, have had one of our own.

In Stephanie Wu's The Roommates, people of all ages reveal their disastrous, hilarious, and sometimes moving stories of making their best friend for life or lifelong nemesis. Learn what it's like to share a room in places as unusual as a thirty-person beach house, a billionaire's yacht, a reality show mansion, and a retirement hotel, and those as familiar as sleepaway camps, boarding schools, and college dorms. Put down your roommate's dirty dishes and passive-aggressive Post-it's for this eye-opening glimpse into how people live together in the modern age.

You'll meet: The Amateur Taxidermist · The Alcoholic Genius · The Kleptomaniac · The Rent Stiffer · The Naked Nanna · The Serial Roommate · The Top Chef · The Recovered Addict · The Russian Missionary · The Obsessive Lesbian · The Impersonator · The Party Poopers...and many more!

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Stephanie Wu is an editor at Town & Country, covering culture, food, and travel. She is also the founder and editor in chief of, an online publication for young Asian American women. She was raised in Taipei and now lives in New York with a roommate.

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