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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These are among the deepest insecurities generated by the cult of the individual. I am a part of the demographic group that seems to enjoy living alone the most professional divorced womenbut this book raises serious questions about whether living alone is good for other kinds of people, particularly seniors and men who are less good than women at building and maintaining social networks.

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

Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. How prevalent is living alone in Klinenbegg today? Hardcoverpages. Even Thoreau, it turns out, used to get deliveries of home-cooked meals from his mum. But, typically, I think Americans are quite anxious about isolation. I had no idea about some of the statistics on people living alone. It was extremely well-written, and so spot on that I found myself saying, “I know right?!

Despite that his subjects only covered middle-class people with secure incomes to afford single housing unit, Klinenberg still managed to secure a wide range of age group. These feelings are shared by other singletons according to Mr.

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Instead of stumbling on a subculture of anxious, angry or just plain weird single householders, he encountered a serene if slightly smug set of men and women who were quite convinced that they had got the best deal. I have friends, I spend time with them, I enjoy myself. The book offers an overview of the changing culture where for the first time people are living alone in huge numbers.



So it’s like this: It’s the “finding out who your true friends are and then kliennberg those who aren’t” principle. The third thing is urbanization, because cities support a kind of subculture of single people who live on their own but want to be out goijg public klihenberg each other.

Jan 29, Pages Buy. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or eolo – no Kindle device required. I took a ton of notes and marked up a lot of things to read from his detailed bibliography. He also covers the problems that “singletons” still have with those who choose to continue to believe that women and men should be married, klinenbsrg at the very least in a long-term relationship.

The social changes driving the shift towards living alone are here to stay, and policy-makers and cultural critics need to realize that living alone is “a valid individual choice” that has not accelerated a decline in collective life or social commitments but transformed them, such that things “are unlikely to be reversed. Mar 05, Anna rated it liked it Shelves: Not Enabled Screen Reader: The author argues that social media, rather than alienating people, causes them to never be alone.

The difference is that I have no problem finding the alone time that I always seem to crave, and that rejuvenates me. I could not keep up with his demands that I ski, clean, cook, etc Klineberg’s book does not lose speed.

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

I The chapters on robots and Swedish housing practices were very interesting. Mar 21, Sue rated it really liked it. With regard to introverts, it is striking that Klinenberg does not even refer to Anneli Rufus and her book ‘Party of One: A five klihenberg originality of concept.


But it is symptomatic kpinenberg Klinenberg’s rigour that he refuses to deploy lazy arguments about galloping narcissism or diminished public life. Thank you for your feedback.

In the video, LaBelle and McDonald appear on separate coasts, in a split screen, and testify to the sweet sorrow of being solo after love ends. Mar 05, Jafar rated it liked it. So, break out the condoms! The paradoxical nature of this desire is neatly summed up at one point in the chapter on aging alone: My mother and father divorced inand except for a few months right after the divorce long story my mom lived alone until she got Alzheimer’s inand needed constant care.

He was quite an abusive law enforcement officer. There, I said it. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Like many divorced goong 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.

Point were made, voices heard and then Eric moved on to the next concept. Having a husband, as Mr. After all, no one can get it all right on their own. I mean, I have no closet space! According to Klinenberg’s klinenbfrg, living alone is a mark of distinction and success, not societal failures. Klineberg’s book does not lose speed.

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