Catherine's Reviews > Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone

Going Solo by Eric Klinenberg
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Apr 06, 2012

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Recommended to Catherine by: Book TV
Read in March, 2012 , read count: Once

I saw Eric Klinenberg on Book TV and thought he gave a good interview and that the material in “Going Solo” sounded like an interesting subject. The book does spew out an abundance of figures, but the results are limited by the perimeters he used in collecting data, focusing primarily on large cities and therefore, the material lacked thoroughness.

It’s pretty difficult to write a book of this kind and not have the final outcome lean more toward an academic, dry nature rather than a truly fun and entertaining read. For me, the stories were also very depressing, (not surprisingly). Interesting and anecdotal, but not very engaging or overtly insightful.
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