With eye-opening statistics, original data, and vivid portraits of people who live alone, renowned sociologist Eric Klinenberg upends conventional wisdom to. Editorial Reviews. Review. An Essay by Going Solo author Eric Klinenberg. As featured on There have been a lot of big. 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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Then my sons can step in and help out, should they want. I am so glad that I read this book, if for no other reason than to find out that I’m not alonepun intended. So I think one of the things I want to do in this book is help to name and identify and understand this social change that has touched all of us.

Eric Klinenberg

They are, in fact, evidence of the biggest demographic shift since the Baby Boom: The explanation provided for the rise of living alone in 20th century is twofold: Perhaps other people with disabilities have different experiences. We know how to do both.

I could not keep up with his demands that I ski, clean, cook, etc. Even Thoreau, it turns out, used to get deliveries of home-cooked meals from his mum.

The explanation provided for the This is my th review. This is not a book about dating, it is not a book about people who are single in the relationship sense, and it is not a book about sex, promiscuity, or advocating the “breakdown” of marriage and intimate relationships. Refresh mlinenberg try again.


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

But when illness intrudes, even the best network of friends can’t be solely depended on for help. Solo living, as endorsed by the happily married Klinenberg, resembles nothing so much as youth hostelling in the s, complete with the whiff of other peoples’ socks.

His argument that solo living actual promotes social interaction and civic involvement is convincing, even without my own experience having told me the same thing. 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 in public with each other.

Eric Klinenberg on Going Solo

I mean, I have no closet space! Although the book focused on America, it did allude to this trend in other countries as well. Trump witnessed the physical devastation and human suffering in person.

Occasionally I stayed at my parents’ home for extended visits or crashed with friends and he year I was saying my husband I lived with a friend.

Elderly believe that living alone allows them to maintain their dignity, goong, and autonomy.

Going Solo by Eric Klinenberg – review

He deconstructs that living alone isn’t necessarily a bad thing, that just because one ends up alone does not mean they have failed. Certainly, the people we interviewed said that having a place of their own allowed them to decompress, and not everyone can do that. Last fall I attended a local TED conference and saw a speaker that had an interesting take klinemberg commercial real estate.


Having a husband, as Mr.

They are, in fact, evidence of the biggest demographic shift since the Baby Boom: 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. The Economist Feb The interviews cover klinenbrrg range of interviewees from young affluent professionals, to poor middle aged men, educated black women, and seniors — each of whom due to different social and economic situations have unique klinebberg of living alone.

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Drawing on over three hundred in-depth interviews with men and women of all ages and every class, Klinenberg reaches a startling conclusion: When my daughter is with me, I indeed have no or little time for friends or activism, and also don’t need to grapple with the loneliness that can make single-household living difficult for those without extensive social networks. If you wish to read a thought provoking book about modern life and how goimg are evolving our social interactions, this book is for you.

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