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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And the klibenberg does admit, that so long as a person has the finances and health, living alone can work. People who live alone make up klinenberb percent of all U. Apr 24, Gayle rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jun 26, Feng Ouyang rated it really liked it. In one paragraph, he would talk about libidinal liberation, only to mention individuals who became couch potatoes because they couldn’t find a date in the next one.

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. Looking for More Great Reads? 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. Feb 16, Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: Drawing on over three hundred in-depth klinenber with men and women of all ages and every class, Klinenberg reaches a startling conclusion: I could not keep up with his demands that I ski, clean, cook, etc Klineberg’s book does not lose speed.

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Mar 05, Jafar rated it liked it. 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. sol

Also by Eric Klinenberg. He spoke with Joseph Stromberg. But now those are stored in the cloud or on the laptop, and because of that space requirements for apartments were getting smaller and so forward thinking developers were building smaller apartments to adjust.

Although the book has a lot of respect for people living alone and stresses how people choose to live alone because it’s the best of their options, I couldn’t help but be kind of terrified as I read it. He If you live in a klienberg, you’ve certainly seen the literal rise of condo towers and townhome developments, filled mainly with one-room units. He deconstructs that living alone isn’t necessarily a bad thing, that just because one ends up alone does not mean they have failed.


He does this through some of his own research, including talking to people in these groups.

There are many such places dotted across the US, and klinejberg some of them are prohibitively expensive – and not worth the cost – most are just as affordable as living in an apartment complex. With regard to introverts, it is striking that Klinenberg does not even refer to Anneli Rufus and her book ‘Party of One: They live alone by choice, deviating from the traditional marriage and family arrangements.

The two questions are not the same and conflating them made for incoherence. I wish he had also included those areas to klinenbrg how transportation plays an issue – it is a big problem for the solutions suggested here, which tend to require services within walking distance.

This is not a book about dating, it is not a book about people who are single in the relationship goinf, and it is not a book about sex, promiscuity, or advocating the “breakdown” of marriage and intimate relationships. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Middle-age adults believe that living alone is important after a divorce or separation, because it helps them regain their autonomy and self-control. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – voing Kindle device required. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. It is both interesting and informative. Another is to improve the material objects we keep around us, and to design new ones to help those most at risk of isolation become better connected to networks of social support.

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Though at the same time there’s not much to be done to avoid it except for amassing piles of cash. The nursing homes and other facilities kliennberg far from ideal for these people, and the society has not made much progress in improving the situation while the baby boomers are approaching this life stage.

Going Solo is an attempt to fill llinenberg the blanks— to explain the causes and consequences of living alone, and to describe what it looks in everyday life. The book reports a mix of overall stats how many people in each life stage in each country or city are living alone and in depth interviews with thise living solo in the US or those goimg for these groups.


Feb 10, Nadine rated it really liked it. This is a well-researched book though and well-written. Aug 28, Jay zolo it really liked it. Oct 07, Ciara rated it it was ok Shelves: The appeal of Going Solo is the modern non-fiction book mix of statistics and factoids, case studies, interviews, and breezy narrative.

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I had no idea about some of the statistics on people living alone. Drawing on over three hundred in-depth interviews with men and women of all ages and every class, Klinenberg reaches a startling conclusion: They are, in fact, evidence of the biggest demographic shift since the Baby Boom: The book focuses mostly on cities. There’s even a dedicated space for parties. Reading this was great because a lot of my beliefs were being validated, and well–who doesn’t like that? The explanation provided for the rise of living alone in 20th century is twofold: Singletons—people who choose to live alone—are getting more numerous.

That will be a good thing to know the next time I have to explain to one of my sons for the umpteenth time that, “No, I don’t want you to build me a house on your property,” or, “No, I have no desire to ‘find a man,’ and no, I don’t need a man to be happy!

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

T he way Eric Klinenberg perceives the interviewees for his book on klinenbdrg alone, you really wouldn’t want to be one of them.

Nov 05, Gretchen rated it did not like it Shelves: These apartments included access to fancy lobbies which acted like collective living rooms. During the past half century, our species has embarked on a remarkable social experiment.