Book DescriptionThrough the past decade, America's most popular TV sitcoms--among them Friends, Seinfeld, and Will & Grace--have cast a spotlight on roommates and neighbors in Manhattan. Now Wesley Gibson tells the true, stranger-than-fiction tale of what really happens when you move to the city that never sleeps. Paired through a roommate service with a stranger named John, Gibson sets out to make his way in the daunting and glorious city of his dreams. Whether he is applying for a series of extremely odd jobs, using his wiles to play the Manhattan real estate game, or recalling the winding path that has made New York his "end of the road," Gibson's keen wit and hilarious insights bring a smile (and perhaps a wince) of recognition to anyone who has everhad to make it on his own in a strange city. What Gibson eventually discovers--in this place where friends are family and family are strangers--is that the invisible bonds that develop between virtual strangers in the city can determine who you are and who you will become .AUTHORBIO: Wesley Gibson is the author of Shelter, a novel. He has taught writing at New York University and the University of Richmond, and currently teaches at Vassar College. He lives in New York City.