MrBellersNeighborhood - Men Threw Balls To One End, Then Back Again: Scientology by Kurt Rademacher:
Jake's girlfriend broke up with him, so he started driving and turned up eleven hours later at my apartment.
We were the kind of friends who'd been close once but who didn't speak often anymore, owing not to any particular falling out, but to the passage of time and a mutual inability to put any effort into the maintenance of relationships. In the three years I had been in the city, Jake had never shown much interest in visiting, yet suddenly there he was, looking to be entertained for a while, until things looked better back in Michigan.
Before Jake showed up, my plan for the day had been to drink coffee for a few hours and then to head to Midtown and try to get converted to Scientology. Jake said he'd come along.