Editorial Reviews. Review. An Essay by Going Solo author Eric Klinenberg. As featured on There have been a lot of big. Going Solo by Eric Klinenberg Living Alone & Liking It!* by Lynn Shahan I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris Living Alone and Loving It by Barbara. With eye-opening statistics, original data, and vivid portraits of people who live alone, renowned sociologist Eric Klinenberg upends conventional wisdom.

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For precisely that reason mlinenberg are not keen to go and live with their married sons and daughters either, telling Klinenberg that they are wary of being put to work as unpaid domestic skivvies. Today, more than 50 percent of American adults are single, and 31 million, roughly one out of every seven adults, live alone.

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

Finally, the longevity revolution means that today, people are living longer than ever before. Looking at Artists Looking at Themselves. Jan 18, Ursa rated it liked it Shelves: In summary, I’m the bloody target audience for this book. He admits he focused on fric cities, silo NYC, and spent little effort researching the rural and suburban environment for living alone.

The book suggests we should no longer continue our journey through life solely supporting the concept of marriage being the end-all and that being single is something to abhor.

It’s a weak argument that having a spouse and children is important but, as Kline Two stars for the outright lie-there is no surprising appeal erix living alone. My first social science book that I’ve ever read Oct 07, Ciara rated it it was ok Shelves: Sharing with housemates, even bunking up with your boyfriend, is increasingly what losers do.


The rise klinwnberg Latchkey Kids and private rooms within the home is an international experience. Comment on this Story. The next thing is sol communications revolution. It was extremely well-written, and so spot on that I found myself saying, “I know right?! So instead they hunker down, developing what Klinenberg calls “defensive individualism”, a spiny armour designed to repel neighbours who may be planning to pop round to rob them or suggest getting high.

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The Atlantic Apr Today, living alone is not a solitary experience. Mar 21, Sue rated it really liked it.

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This is my th review. The saving grace of this emphasis is the fact that Klinenberg goes out of his way to back up his statements with facts and evidence, and also goes out of his way to deal with the more egregiously incorrect and misleading statements made by marriage advocates and other public figures who attack those who live alone as a social problem.

I also have been wondering what evidence there is to support the differing opinions about living alone versus co-habitating. He spoke with Joseph Stromberg. According to Klinenberg’s interviews, living alone is a mark of distinction and success, not societal failures. They are, in fact, evidence of the biggest demographic shift since the Baby Boom: These feelings are shared by other singletons according to Mr.

And I got interested in the phenomenon, and concerned about the social problem of being alone and also isolated.

Solo living, as endorsed by the happily married Klinenberg, resembles nothing so much as youth hostelling in the s, complete with the whiff of other peoples’ socks. Adjusting to married life and motherhood, dealing with that lack of solitude has been the hardest for me. This explains why I must face the reality of living alone with never the opportunity to follow the nostaligc ‘s lifescript of boy and girl coming together in dating, courtship, marriage with children as the crowning splo.


Overall, these three groups are disparate with little overlap. The nursing homes and other facilities are far from ideal for these people, and the society has not made much progress in improving the situation while erkc baby boomers are approaching this life stage. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

They have played a big role in reanimating central cities. Do you have any thoughts on where this trend might be going? So, break out the condoms! I thought this was very interesting. Or telling us story of a lonely woman who hoarded junks, considered her two dogs the only things she had, died alone in the hospital, then ask us not to feel pity towards her. Sometimes people never meet the right person. Oh, no as Klinenberg keeps emphasizing-it’s OK to fiddle while our family trees burn!

A revelatory examination of the most significant demographic shift since the Baby Boom – the sharp increase in the number of people who live alone – that offers surprising insights on the benefits of this epochal change.