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going solo | Apr 2nd, 2013

Aging Alone: Eric Klinenberg On The Challenges Of Solo Living As A Senior

"If you’re planning on joining the many who have opted to live solo, you’re best off making sure you maintain frequent contact with friends and family," an excerpt from a recent column in Smithsonian reads. Luckily, according to Eric Klinenberg, many of the estimated 32.7 million Americans... Continue Reading →
going solo | Mar 12th, 2013

Real Life Is More Like Mad Men Than Father Knows Best: Eric Klinenberg

Even though more Americans are living alone than ever before, sociology speaker Eric Klinenberg says that the country is actually lagging far behind many other places in the world when it comes to the rise of solo living. In a recent interview, the Going Solo author unpacks the common misconceptions... Continue Reading →
going solo | Mar 10th, 2013

Living Alone—In Style: Eric Klinenberg On Luxury Real Estate For Singles

More people in the United States currently live alone than ever before in history, according to New York University professor and Lavin speaker Eric Klinenberg. As the Going Solo author has said before, the impact of this rapidly growing trend is starting to permeate into many different industries (... Continue Reading →
going solo | Feb 27th, 2013

Why Are More Of Us Choosing To Live Alone? Eric Klinenberg In Smithsonian

"If we once worried about isolation, today, more and more critics are concerned that we’re overconnected," Eric Klinenberg tells Smithsonian Magazine. "So in a moment like this, living alone is one way to get a kind of restorative solitude, a solitude that can be productive, because your home can be... Continue Reading →
going solo | Feb 14th, 2013

Make Solo Living More Financially Feasible: Eric Klinenberg In The Economist

Some people believe that the rise in solo living points to the decaying of civil society. Eric Klinenberg, author of the breakthrough book Going Solo, disagrees. In fact, he argues that more people are choosing to live alone than ever before—and they're enjoying the independence that comes along... Continue Reading →
going solo | Jan 24th, 2013

Alone, Together: Eric Klinenberg On Rising Global Rates Of Single Living

If you live alone—by your own choosing—you're in good company. As Eric Klinenberg points out in his book Going Solo, about one in seven Americans live alone, which amounts to 31 million people. Of those people, 50% are also single. 50 years ago, only 22% of the population was single and a mere four... Continue Reading →
going solo | Nov 27th, 2012

Savage Love: Eric Klinenberg Gives Dan Savage Some Advice on Singlehood

Relationships can be tricky, and sometimes even the most sought-after love gurus need some advice from time-to-time. Eric Klinenberg, author of the popular book Going Solo recently shared his insights with well-known relationship advice columnist Dan Savage (of Savage Love). In the column, a reader... Continue Reading →
going solo | Apr 10th, 2012

The Cult of the Individual: New Yorker Reviews Eric Klinenberg's Book

The #1 most popular article at The New Yorker this week is "Why Are So Many Americans Single?"—a review of Eric Klinenberg's new book, Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone. The magazine writes that despite society's stereotypical image of loners (with their “taint... Continue Reading →
going solo | Apr 1st, 2012

Eric Klinenberg: Millions of People, Living Alone, Are Changing Society

Eric Klinenberg's new book, Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone, uncovers the biggest societal shift that no one is talking about—the dominance of single person living. In Time's 2012 Ideas That Are Changing Your Life Issue,  Klinenberg's research was listed... Continue Reading →