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The Naked Roommate

And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College

Harlan Cohen


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In college, there's a surprise around every corner...

The #1 Student Handbook; Updated 3rd Edition

But that doesn't mean you can't be prepared From sharing a bathroom with 40 strangers to sharing lecture notes, The Naked Roommate is your behind-the-scenes look at EVERYTHING you need to know about college (but never knew you needed to know).

From sharing a bathroom with 40 strangers to sharing lecture notes, The Naked Roommate is the behind-the-scenes look at everything students need to know about college (but never knew they needed to know). Completely revised and updated, this essential guide used by hundreds of thousands of students is packed with expert advice on everything from managing money to managing stress--plus hilarious, outrageous, and telling stories from students on over 100 college campuses:

College Living Dorm do's, don'ts, and dramas Lying, noisy, nasty roommates

Finding Friends Facebook and MySpace Friend today, gone tomorrow

Classes To go or not to go? How to get an A, C, or F

Dating 16 kinds of college hookups Long distance = BIG concerns

The Party Scene The punch in the "fruit punch" Sex, drugs, and the truth

Money Grants, loans, and loose change Credit cards and online gambling The Naked Roommate is the #1 bestselling college life guide, and Harlan Cohen is the top voice on college life. Through his speaking engagements, college tour, music, and website, he has reached thousands of students with his message of relaxing, being yourself, and making the most of the college years.

With calendars, planners, and The Naked Roommate being used as the first year experience guide at colleges across the country, The Naked Roommate is the top name in college life advice.


"If The Naked Roommate existed when I went to college, I would have devoured every page before I stepped foot on campus."
"Linda J. Sax, Associate Director of the Higher Education Research Institute and Director of the CIRP Freshman Survey"

"The most useful guide on college life]. (Five stars)"
"The Daily Orange, Syracuse University"

"The Naked Roommate is one of the best and most practical college advice guides I've read."
"Andrew Tinnin, administrator at the University of Michigan"

Naked Roommate Article (PDF)

Sourcebooks, 9781402219016, 465pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2009

About the Author

Harlan Cohen is one of the most widely read and respected syndicated advice columnists for people in their teens and twenties. His column, "Help Me, Harlan!," is distributed by King Features Syndicate. Harlan regularly tours high school and college campuses giving presentations to students, professionals and parents. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.