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

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

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With eye-opening statistics, original data, and vivid portraits of people who live alone, renowned sociologist Eric Klinenberg upends conventional wisdom to deliver the definitive take on how the rise of going solo is transforming the American experience.

            Klinenberg shows that most single dwellers—whether in their twenties or eighties—are deeply engaged in social and civic life. There's even evidence that people who live alone enjoy better… (more)

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The way Eric Klinenberg perceives the interviewees for his book on living alone, you really wouldn't want to be one of them. Nicky's voice is "soft and a bit squeaky". Kimberley from New York has "a sweet but somewhat sinister smile", while Ella "is brazen and brilliant, with muscular arms". Frankly, it is amazing Dr Klinenberg got out alive.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Penguin (February 02, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 288 pages

File size: 367 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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