Books Roommates My Grandfather's Story by Max Apple Paperback, 240 pages, Grand Central Pub, List Price: $5.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleRoommatesSubtitleMy Grandfather's StoryAuthorMax Apple Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary The author offers a testament to the life of his grandfather—an irascible, five-foot tall man who shaped his life for forty years, held his family together, and lived to care for his great-grandchildren at age 103. Reprint. Genres: Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Also by Max Apple I Love Gootie Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Roommates Novel Ideas Max Apple: Carry Earplugs. Always. November 28, 2006 Max Apple is the author of six books, includng I Love Gootie: My Grandmother's Story, a memoir about his relationship with his Yiddish-speaking grandparents. Apple teaches creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania.