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

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In 1950, only 22% of adults were single. Today, more than 50% of adults are. Though conventional wisdom tells us that living by oneself leads to loneliness and isolation, most solo dwellers, compared with their married counterparts, are more likely to eat out and exercise, sign up for art and music classes, attend public events and lectures, and volunteer. Drawing on over three hundred in-depth interviews with men and women of all ages and every class, Eric Klinenberg reaches some startling conclusions about the seismic impact solo living is having on our culture, business and politics.

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A book so important that it is likely to become both a popular read and a social science classic This book really will change the lives of people who live solo, and everyone else Thorough, balanced, and persuasive --Psychology Today

Klinenberg fleshes out [his] subjects with expertise and devotion --The New York Times

A groundbreaking book --The Sunday Times

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Eric Klinenberg is Professor of Sociology, Public Policy and Media, Culture and Communications at New York University, and editor of the journal Public Culture. He has also contributed to popular publications such as The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, TIME magazine and the Guardian.

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