Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone

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Duckworth Overlook, Feb 27, 2014 - Living alone - 288 pages
In 1950, only 22% of adults were single. Today, more than 50% of adults are. Though conventional wisdom tells us that living by oneself leads to loneliness and isolation, most solo dwellers, compared with their married counterparts, are more likely to eat out and exercise, sign up for art and music classes, attend public events and lectures, and volunteer. Drawing on over three hundred in-depth interviews with men and women of all ages and every class, Eric Klinenberg reaches some startling conclusions about the seismic impact solo living is having on our culture, business and politics. AUTHOR: Eric Klinenberg is Professor of Sociology, Public Policy and Media, Culture and Communications at New York University, and editor of the journal Public Culture. He has also contributed to popular publications such as The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, TIME magazine and The Guardian.

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User Review  - seasonsoflove - LibraryThing

As someone who has chosen to live alone since I graduated college, I was very interested to read this book, especially as it is a subject I had not seen written about in depth before. Klinenberg has ... Read full review

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User Review  - matamgirl - LibraryThing

This was interesting and yes parts of it were very depressing but it was interesting. I am also pleased that he shared how he conducted his research! Read full review

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Eric Klinenberg is Professor of Sociology, Public Policy and Media, Culture and Communications at New York University, and editor of the journal Public Culture. He has also contributed to popular publications such as The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, TIME magazine and the Guardian.

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