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Going Solo

Going Solo
The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone
Eric Klinenberg
Price: £
8.99
  • eBook
Published: 
27 Feb 2014
ISBN: 
9780715645987
Pages: 
288
Genre: 
  • Social Science
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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.

Reviews

‘A groundbreaking bookThe Sunday Times

‘Trailblazing’ Vanity Fair

‘Klinenberg … fleshes out [his] subjects with expertise and devotion’ The New York Times

‘A book so important that it is likely to become both a popular read and a social science classic … This book really will change the lives of people who live solo, and everyone else … Thorough, balanced, and persuasive’ Psychology Today

Eric Klinenberg

About Eric Klinenberg

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.

Going Solo

Going Solo
The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone
Eric Klinenberg
Price: £
8.99
  • Paperback
Published: 
27 Feb 2014
ISBN: 
9780715647356
Pages: 
288
Genre: 
  • Social Science
Available from:

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.

Reviews

‘A groundbreaking bookThe Sunday Times

‘Trailblazing’ Vanity Fair

‘Klinenberg … fleshes out [his] subjects with expertise and devotion’ The New York Times

‘A book so important that it is likely to become both a popular read and a social science classic … This book really will change the lives of people who live solo, and everyone else … Thorough, balanced, and persuasive’ Psychology Today

Eric Klinenberg

About Eric Klinenberg

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.

Going Solo

Going Solo
Eric Klinenberg
Price: £
16.99
  • Hardback
Published: 
31 Jan 2013
ISBN: 
9780715645123
Pages: 
288
Genre: 
  • Popular Science
Available from:

In 1950, only 22% of adults were single. Today, more than 50% of adults are. Eric Klinenberg explores the dramatic rise of solo living, and the seismic impact it’s having on our culture, business and politics.

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, Klinenberg reaches some startling conclusions.

With eye-opening statistics, original data and vivid portraits of people who go it alone, Going Solo upends common preconceptions to provide the definitive take on the rise of this major trend and how it is transforming modern society.

Reviews

‘A groundbreaking bookThe Sunday Times

‘Trailblazing’ Vanity Fair

‘Klinenberg … fleshes out [his] subjects with expertise and devotion’ The New York Times

‘A book so important that it is likely to become both a popular read and a social science classic … This book really will change the lives of people who live solo, and everyone else … Thorough, balanced, and persuasive’ Psychology Today

Eric Klinenberg

About Eric Klinenberg

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.