Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise And Surprising Appeal Of Living Alone
  • Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise And Surprising Appeal Of Living Alone
  • Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise And Surprising Appeal Of Living Alone
ISBN: 1594203229
EAN13: 9781594203220
Language: English
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 1.2" H x 9.4" L x 6.1" W
Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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A revelatory examination of the most significant demographic shift since the baby boom--the sharp increase in the number of people who live alone--that offers surprising insights on the benefits of this epochal change Renowned sociologist and author Eric Klinenberg explores the dramatic rise of solo living and examines the seismic impact it's having on our culture, business, and politics. Conventional wisdom tells us that living by oneself leads to loneliness and isolation, but, as Klinenberg shows, most solo dwellers are deeply engaged in social and civic life. In fact, compared with their married counterparts, they are more likely to eat out and exercise, go to art and music classes, attend public events and lectures, and volunteer. There's even evidence that people who live alone enjoy better mental health than unmarried people who live with others and have more environmentally sustainable lifestyles than families, since they favor urban apartments over large suburban homes. It is now more common for an American adult to live alone than with family or a roommate, and Klinenberg analyzes the challenges and opportunities these people face: young professionals who pay higher rent for the freedom and privacy of their own apartments; singles in their thirties and forties who refuse to compromise their Read More chevron_right

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