Stephanie Wu; Series Editor Hanya Yanagihara
THE CREATIVE BULLIES
I’VE HAD ABOUT THIRTY ROOMMATES—including three classically trained opera singers—but none of them were as horrible as my high school experience. In my junior and senior years, I went to a residential arts school to study creative writing. My roommate was a girl I’d met during a summer program, also for creative writing, at the same school. It was fine at first, but it didn’t take too long for things to go really, really bad.
My school was a very isolated environment, with two hundred kids living under one roof. There
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.
“The Roommates [is] a collection of anonymous housemate horror stories that draws a picture of a twenty-first century household and how it’s changing impossibly quickly...Raw stories that feel honest and authentic.”—The Washington Post
“A fine choice to pack into your college-bound child’s backpack—if only to remind them, upon meeting their new randomly selected roommate, that it could probably be worse.”—The Boston Globe
“Hilarious…agonizing chronicles of the passive aggressive and the plain incompatibles.”—Publishers Weekly