Los Angeles-based author and award-winning playwright Brooke Berman will present her memoir, “No Place Like Home,” which chronicles her 20-year journey through 39 apartments, at Borders in Union Square on Oct. 17.
What point are you trying to get across? Physical stability is unstable at best, and that’s not a bad thing. There’s nothing wrong with not getting your house. That’s not what the world’s about — it’s about following your dreams.
Did moving around help you grow? I developed skills and tactics for surviving what could otherwise be destabilizing.
Did any place actually feel like home? I loved my last apartment in New York City at 285 Mott St. I lived there by myself for three years and I had the lease.
What was the quirkiest living situation you experienced? The apartment in San Francisco in the Mission was pretty quirky. My now-ex-boyfriend and I rented a room in a three-bedroom apartment for four months. The lease was held by an Irish poet who didn’t like me very much, and the third roommate was a student at San Francisco State who kept a rat in a cage. —