Praise for Eric Klinenberg’s GOING SOLO

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Time Magazine’s #1 idea that is changing your life. TIME

“Trailblazing.” Vanity Fair

“This book will change our lives. So important that it is likely to become both a popular read and a social science classic.” Psychology Today

“Fascinating.” Wall Street Journal

“Going Solo … is causing a sensation, both for how it has shaken up our traditional notions of the single life and as a sociological breakthrough.”  Toronto Star

“Going Solo is really about living better together — for all of us, single or not.” Washington Post

  • February 23, 2012

    7:00 pm

    Central Library

    Los Angeles, CA

    Independents unite! In a powerful assessment of an unprecedented social change, a renowned sociologist chronicles the biggest demographic shift since the baby boom: we thrive when we go it alone.

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  • February 23, 2012

    7:00 pm

    Books Inc.

    San Francisco, CA

    Eric Klinenberg discusses Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone, a revelatory examination of the most significant demographic shift since the baby boom that offers surprising insights on the benefits of this epochal change.

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  • February 23, 2012

    4:00 pm

    Univ Press Books

    Berkeley, CA

    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.

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  • February 23, 2012

    4:00 pm

    UC Davis

    Davis, CA

    Professor Klinenberg will speak about his new book, Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone.

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