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    DescriptionWith 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 mental health and have more environmentally sustainable lifestyles. Drawing on more than three hundred in-depth interviews, Klinenberg presents a revelatory examination of the most significant demographic shift since the baby boom and offers surprising insights on the benefits of this epochal change.

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    Going Solo
    The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eric Klinenberg
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    ISBN 13: 9780143122777
    ISBN 10: 0143122770

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    BIC subject category V2: JMH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    BISAC V2.8: PSY031000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25340
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
    B&T Approval Code: A30203000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC006000
    BIC subject category V2: JHBD
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 306.815
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 306.815
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 306.81/50973
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: HQ800.4.U6 K56 2013
    Illustrations note
    charts, graphs
    Penguin Books
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books
    Publication date
    29 January 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Eric Klinenberg is a professor of sociology at New York University and the editor of the journal "Public Culture." His first book, "Heat Wave," won several prizes and was declared a "Favorite Book" by the "Chicago Tribune." He lives in New York City.
    Review quote
    "Today, as Eric Klinenberg reminds us in his book, "Going Solo," more than 50 percent of adults are single . . . [he] nicely shoes that people who live alone are more likely to visit friends and join social groups. They are more likely to congregate in and create active, dynamic cities."--David Brooks, "The New York Times"