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Getting to Know Your Neighbors Through Sleepovers

April 19, 2010


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If you wanted to get to know your neighbors better, how would you go about it? What about inviting yourself to stay overnight at their homes? Our guest PETER LOVENHEIM lived out this social experiment in his leafy Rochester, NY suburb by staying over night at many of his neighbor’s homes on his street. After seven years of sleepovers and interviews, he’s written a book of his experience, In the Neighborhood: The Search for Community on an American Street, One Sleepover at a Time. We’ll talk about how a traumatic incident on his street inspired him to understand his neighbors deeper in a world of digital social networking and insular suburban living.

Get to know Peter better:

http://www.peterlovenheim.com/

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