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


  • KQED Forum

    Michael Krasny

    KQED Forum, Feb 23 — In his new book “Going Solo,” Eric Klinenberg interviewed hundreds of people living alone. He wanted to know why in the modern world more than 50 percent of adults are single, and why so many love living alone. We explore the rise in solo-living and the sociology behind it. Host: Michael Krasny

  • The Myth of the Lonely American

    Dave Gilson

    Mother Jones, Feb 23 — We Americans like to imagine ourselves as rugged individualists, but we haven't truly struck out on our own until the past couple of decades. More than half of all adults—100 million or so—are currently single; about one in seven, or around 31 million, are living alone. In Manhattan and Washington, D.C., single people make up half of all households. Nationwide, single people now outnumber nuclear families.