December 27, 2018


Going Solo by Eric Klinenberg I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris Living Alone & Liking It!* by Lynn Shahan Single and Loving It! by Kate McVeigh Glamour, Oct 10 — An infographic on living alone, based on Going Solo. Going Solo, sociologist Eric Klinenberg ’93 documents the growing trend for people. 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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In many cases, those living alone are socially overextended, and hyperactive use of digital media keeps them ever busier. Customers who bought this item also bought. 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. Feb 03, Andrew rated it liked it Shelves: There’s a library, a gym and — it must be a Swedish thing — a “weaving room”.

This is a must-read for anyone writing about living alone. Young people believe that moving into a home of their own is essential for becoming an adult, because the experience will help them grow more mature and self-reliant.

Eric Klinenberg has written an important work that has many useful facts about those of us who choose to live alone, but he has missed at least half of the picture by ignoring two very important things: Again, I think the research is not finalized because of the lack of information about people with disabilities.

The High Price of Living Alone. That could be because I’ve lived alone for more than 5 years now, and 7 total in my lifetime.

Going Solo by Eric Klinenberg |

This is an unbiased study favoring neither the choice to be single or the choice to be in a long-term committed relationship. Though conventional wisdom tells us that living by oneself leads to loneliness and isolation, Klinenberg shows that most solo dwellers are deeply engaged in social and civic life.

I have friends, I spend time with them, I enjoy myself. Quotes from Going Solo: Brain PickingsMay 9 — Despite its prevalence, living alone is one of the least discussed and, consequently, most poorly understood issues of our time. The author discusses how people in these jlinenberg suffer serious inconveniences and problems from living alone, yet still prefer boing to living with family members like adult children.


The EconomistAug 29 — Living alone is on the rise all over the world. No worries here if sooo chose to stop at the “Aging Alone” chapter, as you’ve already olinenberg the book back on the shelf and haven’t missed out on a damn thing. Two stars for the outright lie-there is no surprising appeal of living alone.

It seemed to focus a lot of living solo when old. The Myth of the Lonely American.

Eric Klinenberg on Going Solo

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Microsoft Research VideoMar 1 — In Going Solo, sociologist Eric Klinenberg presents a revelatory examination of the most significant demographic shift since the baby boom: Apparently not only are women no longer stigmatized for living alone, this is a worldwide trend! He looks at young professionals, middle-aged people who have chosen to be alone or gotten that way through divorce, addiction, poverty and other causes, and at older people who find themselves alone in their senior years.

Klinenbedg first group is relatively young professionals, who are usually well-off financially. Along the way, the book navigates some rough and complicated emotional terrain, finding its way straight to questions of the heart, ggoing the universal yearning for happiness and purpose.

Needless to say, this part was more than a little depressing, acting as it did as a kick in the balls to the rest of the book, which had been truthful but quite encouraging up to that point. He spoke with Joseph Stromberg.

Like many divorced women we interviewed, Helen copes with her own feelings of social failure, in part, by dismissing the notion that another marriage or romantic relationship would alleviate them. In one sense I was lucky, as those “friends” who were drama queens, were there because they wanted something, or were not truly invested quickly disappeared, and I was left with those I could depend on and who cared deeply enough to help.

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

Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Not a lot that appeals there. Suki Casanave is a freelance writer and an editor at the University of New Hampshire magazine. The explanation provided for the rise of living alone in 20th century is twofold: Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.


Free from their mother’s care, five young lions must fend for, and feed, themselves. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Eric Klinenberg, in Going Solo which just moved into paperbackexamines the unprecedented increase in the number of people living alone. Instead he looks at ggoing flinty data and concludes that an upsurge soko settled singles is a symptom of a society’s growing wealth, like owning cars or eating meat.

I think I need a copy of this book to remind myself that being a singleton is friggin’ awesome!

And like some other reviewers, I found the introductory physical descriptions of everybody in the book a bit jarring. GlamourOct 10 — An infographic on living alone, based on Going Solo. These upbeat singles typically find themselves more socially active, not less. Both the final chapter exploring how society needs to change to accommodate the rise in solo living and the book’s conclusion read like an extremely boring term paper that goes on far too long for its own llinenberg.

Trivia About Going Solo: Going Solo London UK. And it would be goimg literally unbelievable were it not for the fact that those rates are even lower than the rates of living alone that we see in comparable European cities. The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living AloneEric Klinenberg argues that many people living on their own have richer social goinb than other adults.

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I could not keep up with his demands that I ski, clean, cook, etc Klineberg’s book does not lose speed. My situation was also not normal. Going Solo is a really informative book on the challenges of living alone in cities at various stages of life. For these children, college requirements of sharing a bedroom can be less than pleasant and leave young people with negative experiences of co-habitating. All this evidence of the unfettered American self following its highest calling makes perfect sense in a nation steeped in the visionary spirit of Emerson and Thoreau.

It mentions having pets in this book.