Deliberate. Peter Lovenheim took the concept of “up close and personal” and expanded it when he began to explore a proposal with the people who lived on his street in suburban Rochester, New York. Lovenheim realized how isolated he and his neighbors were from each other, how little they knew about each other, so he knocked on a few doors and tried to change that situation. The approach he pursued with receptive neighbors involved him sleeping over at their homes one night and spending an entire day and night with the family. He describes this process and experience in an entertaining book titled, In The Neighborhood: The Search for Community on an American Street, One Sleepover at a Time. As readers would expect, as neighbors came to know each other better, they found ways to care about each other, and act in ways that provided needed support.
Rating: Three-star (Recommended)
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