Going Solo

Going Solo

The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012
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A revelatory examination of the most significant demographic shift since the baby boom--the sharp increase in the number of people who live alone--that offers surprising insights on the benefits of this epochal change. 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.
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2012
ISBN: 9781455124718
1455124710
Branch Call Number: E-AUDIOBOOK
Characteristics: 1 sound file (8 hr., 37 min., 8 sec.) : digital

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