Author Andrew Mote’s new book “How to Choose a Roommate” is a practical guide to roommate selection- and how to deal with the inevitable challenges of living with others

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Recent release “How to Choose a Roommate” from Page Publishing author Andrew Mote is a slim volume with down-to-earth insight on living with virtual strangers, advice on handling disagreements, and a variety of cautionary tales depicting the many things that can go wrong with an unwise choice.

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Andrew Mote is an inventor, teacher, and customer service professional with a passion for literature, acting, and his children. He has published his new book “How to Choose a Roommate”: an invaluable resource for anyone contemplating sharing their home and expenses with others.

The author writes, “This book was written for the sole purpose of helping others avoid the many pitfalls of choosing a roommate. Our intent and feelings are generally good when we decide to take on a roommate. All the variances of why we are making this decision differ from one person to the next. It could help you financially, or just as well help a friend, acquaintance, or family member in need. There are more of us than you realize that need a constant companion and do not like to be alone.

For most of life’s decisions, there is usually a price to pay. Some prices are great and work out for you, and some not so much. The not so much are the ones we tremendously pay for, and that’s where my book comes in. There are so many ways to help others. Giving money, clothing, volunteering, donating food, visiting hospitals, and the list goes on. My way is to give strong advice on what and what not to do in life and the decisions we make.

Put into focus that your current roommate just packs up, states, ‘I am moving back home,’ and leaves. You’re stuck in a twelve-month lease with eight months remaining. One job, school supplies, car, and insurance payments, groceries, utilities, and now the full amount of rent is on you. You ask around, no luck. You post sticky notes on the college boards as well as placing ads online. Then bingo, you get a response. They said they have a full-time job, are clean, father is a police officer, mom is a schoolteacher, and you say, ‘Great, my problem is solved.’ They give you the first month’s rent and move in. You are quiet, an introvert, reserved, respectable, and tidy. The next month, the place starts to build up trash inside, more traffic in and out of the residence, personal items start missing, more and more loud music, you come home and someone is laying in your bed. You have a talk with your roommate about all the issues at hand, but they have a right to do as they please because it’s fifty-fifty, so what do you do? It’s unfortunate, but some are now deceased from not taking the wise first step and just went with the ‘I-need-it-now’ mentality. There are certain things in life that are just unavoidable but taking a step in the right direction from the start would be smart and wise.”

Published by Page Publishing, Andrew Mote’s relatable book is a uniquely useful guide to roommate selection for residential renters of all ages.
Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “How to Choose a Roommate” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

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