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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Klinenberg renders [these] stories vividly but also with nuance. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

This is a well-researched book though and well-written. See all Editorial Reviews.

This seemed like a wonderfully interesting idea to me, an update to SROs for the new generation and a counter to the rise of the McMansion. Living Alone and Loving It. 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. Britain, Scandinavia and Japan all post even higher figures.

There have been a lot of big cultural changes since the s, and no one has covered them like Rolling Stone. Next Article The Orchid Olympics. I really liked that there was so much research cited, statements were strongly corroborated by empirical data, and the inclusion of interviews to put human ‘faces’ on the research and data.

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What we need to do, Klinenberg concludes, is craft new ways of living alone together, ones that acknowledge and nurture the links between the solitary and the communal.

I’m a member of one of the demographic groups Klinenberg focused on while writing Going Solo. By “singleton,” author Klinenberg means not goinng people but people living alone. Solitude, he carefully points out, has a long tradition, East and West, among hermits, monks, and ascetics, but these examples are for modern society abstract or negative.


People aged 65 or older have increased dramatically in numbers: I think they just say, ‘I’ve been there, done that,’ and unless you’re really something special, you’re fine as a friend. This was a very balanced book on the virtues and pitfalls of living alone. Jun 16, Marta Veenhof rated it really liked it Shelves: At last we can soloo the way we want to rather than putting up with the old models of marriage, family, kids, ad nauseum!

Oh and the chances of women living alone are staggering. Since my husband is ten yea I thought this was very interesting.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Wherever there is affluence, and a welfare state, people use their resources to get places of their own. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. It’s part of the human condition, and she rejects the belief kllinenberg living alone is its source.

In summary, I’m the bloody target audience for this b So it’s like this: I thought this was very interesting.

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

Audible book Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible book with Whispersync for Voice. 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. Even Thoreau, it turns out, used to get deliveries of home-cooked meals from his mum. Klinenberg states the facts: However, this change in living styles is a cause for great celebration, in my opinion.

I had no idea about some of the statistics on people living alone. Yet Klinenberg is equally careful to attend to the shadow side of such upbeat accounts.


Fascinating but mostly irrelevant to my interests. I wish he had also included those areas to see how transportation plays an issue – it is a big problem for the solutions suggested here, which tend to require services within walking distance. Far from seeing singleness as a transitory blip on the path to the sunny uplands of couplehood, Soolo guinea pigs felt that they had arrived exactly where they wanted to be.

People who live alone make up 28 percent of all U. They are, in fact, evidence of the biggest demographic shift since the Baby Boom: He had a ton of things to kkinenberg with—getting pulled over, music critics slamming him, and radio stations not playing his songs. However, together, they gooing alternative lifestyles to the traditional institution of the family.

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The third thing klinsnberg urbanization, because cities support a kind of subculture of single people who live on their own but want to be out in public with each other. Although the book has a lot of respect for people living alone and stresses how people choose goihg live alone because it’s the best of t The book offers an overview of the changing culture where for the first time people are living alone in huge numbers.

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

Truly inspiring and well written. Feb 16, Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: This is glued together a bit with how the world could be designed more around those living alone, and also a bit of philosophy ilinenberg independence.