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Going Solo : The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising

Eric Klinenberg,: 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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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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Author: Eric Klinenberg,
Number of Pages: 288 pages
Published Date: 27 Feb 2014
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
Publication Country: London, United Kingdom
Language: English
ISBN: 9780715647356
Download Link: Click Here
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