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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Going Solo by Eric Klinenberg – review | Books | The Guardian

Far from seeing singleness as a transitory blip on the path to the sunny uplands of couplehood, Klinenberg’s guinea pigs felt that they had arrived exactly where they wanted to be. An underlying theme in all situations is a desire for independence and privacy.

The extraordinary rise of living alone is not in itself a social problem. Apparently not only are women no longer stigmatized for living alone, this goingg a worldwide trend! Want to Read Currently Reading Read. There are also personal stories, my favorite being that of Ava, who like me, is a deliberate singleton. Hopefully we won’t get divorced. The next thing is the communications revolution.

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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. After all, no one can get it all right on their own. The book deals with various aspects of living alone, including its persistent negative stigma and the fears and worries of those who choose this lifestyle, more specifically: They represent 28 percent of all households at the national level; more than 40 percent in cities including San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, Denver, and Minneapolis; and nearly 50 percent in Washington D.


Showing of reviews. But before his Beyonce days, Jigga made one thing absolutely clear: He 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.

For anyone who doesn’t have not only children but wealthy children or who is wealthy themselves the threat of winding up isolated by illness or injury looms large.

Penguin Books February 2, Publication Date: Self-doubt for those who worry that going solo will leave them childless, or unhappy, or alone. My mother and father divorced inand except for a few months giing after the divorce long story my mom lived alone until she got Alzheimer’s inand needed constant care. I reflected on my reasons for deciding to become a solo female flatbedder and what my future with my sollo boyfriend held.

The second group is in transit.

Also by Eric Klinenberg. Sometimes I had an inkling that this book is in fact a very clever and subtle trick to scare people off going solo due to the abundant anecdotes of people aging alone, dying alone, reclusiveness, depression, and isolation. You can be at home, on your couch, talking on the telephone, or instant messaging, or doing email, or many, many things that we do at home to stay connected. It’s the “finding out who your true friends are and then replacing those who aren’t” principle.

The author of this book has it down right. How will I go about meeting my s This book presented a ton of interesting facts on the phenomenon of living alone in a city, however none of them were outright shocking, or too far afield of what I would have guessed.


Klinenberg’s elderly widows are fine in their own homes as long as there are meals on wheels and visits from friends who play a mean game of mahjong. With eye-opening statistics, original data, and vivid portraits of people who go solo, Klinenberg upends conventional wisdom to deliver the definitive take on how the rise of living alone is transforming the American experience.

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

These beginning chapters of Going Solo are an excellent overview of klinwnberg culture change in the wealthier countries of the world, and as I read through the pages, I became more and more excited.

Both affluence and poverty are driving forces in the trend, and the author interviewed many, many people of differing geographical and socio-economic soo to explore This was a very balanced book on the virtues and pitfalls of living alone. Since then, living alone has become incredibly common, throughout the developed world. Many of the young adults who live alone were brought up to do so.

This book reports sociological studies on people who live alone. There are three groups of such people. His consensus is that for many living as a “singleton” is sometimes a rite of goibg, or a late life situation.