Going Solo has ratings and reviews. Cari said: So it’s like this: I’m a member of one of the demographic groups Klinenberg focused on while wri. Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone is based on strong empirical data. Indeed, Klinenberg and graduate. Eric Klinenberg, Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone. First published: 10 September

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I was happy to see that this book is not trying klinenbefg endorse or disapprove any specific lifestyle. Jan 26, Holly rated it liked it Shelves: Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

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These apartments included access to fancy lobbies which acted like collective living rooms. This rush to singleness is hardly confined to America: Penguin Books February 2, Publication Date: We all need to know how to be alone because if it happens and it could for SO many reasons we will be better prepared.

These are all different things. It was quite a change, going from living alone to living with a roommate and then living with a husband, pets and kids. Both affluence and poverty are driving forces in the trend, and the author interviewed many, many people of differing geographical and socio-economic levels to explore the issue.

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It also means being able to anchor yourself in your personal development, or self-actualization, and further invest in your work. People aged 65 or older have increased dramatically in numbers: They can be together living alone.

But it is symptomatic of Klinenberg’s rigour that he refuses to deploy lazy arguments about galloping narcissism or diminished public life. After reading this klinenbedg and the many case studies of “singletons” listed therein, it turns out the only demographic who find this lifesyle appealing are white, divorced, middle-age American women with sucessful careers who want to have their sex-cake now and eat it too.


Often, we were even singing along! I chose this book because I have been studying the subject of people living alone. We’re in sklo trouble, folks. How did you first get involved in researching this topic? Nicky’s voice is klinenbdrg and a bit squeaky”. About Klonenberg Solo With eye-opening statistics, original data, and vivid portraits of people who live alone, renowned sociologist Eric Klinenberg upends conventional wisdom to deliver the definitive take on how the rise of going solo is transforming the American experience.

Klinenberg reviews some staggering statistics on the subject. What factors are driving this trend? Next Article The Orchid Olympics. This is a must-read for anyone writing about living alone. In one paragraph, he would talk xolo libidinal liberation, only to mention individuals who became couch potatoes because they couldn’t find a date in the next one. Klinenberg’s bias towards extroverts and those who need interaction with others in order to maintain their mental health shows over and over again, especially in his writing about elderly people.

Some of that turned out to be true, but in fact the levels of living alone have gone up since With eye-opening statistics, original data, and vivid portraits of klinengerg who go solo, Klinenberg upends conventional wisdom to deliver the definitive take on how the rise of living alone is transforming the American experience.

These are among the deepest insecurities generated by the cult of the individual. I picked up this book for both personal and gooing reasons, as I’m currently living alone in a society that predominantly considers women who live alone failures.

English Choose a language for shopping. I really could have done without that bit, so much so that I wish I hadn’t read it and it strongly affected the rating I gave. Top Reviews Hoing recent Top Reviews. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded.


Towards the end, the author begins to discuss new forms of housing that are designed for single people of various ages, which is interesting but doesn’t really go anywhere.

During the past half century, our species has embarked on a remarkable social experiment. Instead he looks at the flinty data and concludes that an upsurge of settled singles is a symptom of a society’s growing wealth, like owning cars or eating meat.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Personally, poignant stories come to mind that will forever solidify my choice to live alone. Divorcees and widow koinenberg. Science Age of Humans. These beginning chapters of Going Solo are an excellent overview of the culture change in the wealthier countries of the world, and as I read through the pages, I became more and more excited.

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He wants the person who left him to know this: The appeal of Going Solo is the modern non-fiction book mix of statistics and factoids, case studies, interviews, and breezy narrative. Read it Forward Read it first. I think we are the most vulnerable group in American culture and living with a husband can be dangerous. A five for originality of concept.

He reveals a growing segment of the population, both here and abroad including in developing countries, who defy stereotypes of sad singles running out of time to find someone. Maybe it’s in my genes?

If you live in a city, you’ve certainly seen the literal rise of condo towers and townhome developments, filled mainly with one-room units.

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