Knack Dorm Living

Get the Room--and the Experience--You Want at College

Book Description

When high school students think of college life, images of parties and new people and late-night pizza instantly come to mind. Only upon moving in does a freshman realize the buzz-killing downside to the blissful freedom: a 12 x 12 dorm room often shared with a stranger. With Knack Dorm Living, Casey Lewis—herself a college senior at the University of Missouri—provides the guide she searched for, in vain, in her freshman year. She offers invaluable tips on what to pack and what to buy, what to expect, decorating, clothes, and organizing time and money. This is an ideal high school graduation gift for high school seniors—both girls and guys—set to move away from home.

About Lewis, Casey

Casey Lewis, who earned a journalism degree in 2010 from the University of Missouri, got her start as a teen fashion writer for at age thirteen and went on to form and write for her own popular Web site, She is a fashion expert and freelance writer whose work has appeared in various publications, including the Seattle Times and USA Today.
Christina Scott, design consultant, is the owner of Metropolitan Decorating LLC (metropolitandeco, a company that specializes in designing residential interiors. With a gift for tackling tight quarters and limited budgets, she also contributed to Libby Langdon's Small Space Solutions (Knack).