(April 26, 2013) In the aftermath of tragedies in Boston and West, Texas, Peter discusses the importance of neighborhoods on national radio news show, "The Takeaway," produced at WNYC in partnership with The New York Times and Public Radio International. The host is Peabody and Emmy Award winner John Hockenberry. Listen to the show.
"Lovenheim advances ideas about isolation in the modern world, and why a welcoming front porch is needed now more than ever."
Peter Lovenheim had lived on the same street in suburban Rochester, New York much of his life. But it was only after a brutal murder-suicide rocked the neighborhood that he was struck by a fact of modern life in contemporary American communities: No one really knew anyone else. Thus began Peter's search to meet and get to know his neighbors. Being inquisitive, he did more than just introduce himself. He asked, ever so politely, if he could sleep over.
Read a new short story by Peter: "The Wicked Witch's Retirement Dinner"
In The Neighborhood is featured in the cover story of the August 2012 GEO, a German language magazine.
May, 2012: Korean edition of In the Neighborhood published by Book 21 in Seoul.
Recently added in the Writings section: Eulogy for My Father.
Inspired by Peter's book, on Christmas Eve, the Rev. Henry Brinton of Fairfax Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, Virginia delivered a sermon entitled, "The God Who Sleeps Over."