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

Going Solo by Eric Klinenberg
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Aug 17, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: sociology
Read in August, 2012

I saw the author on CBS This Morning and was compelled to write the book. Yes, he's done his research--both historically and today. The increase in living alone is a relatively nascent trend and Klineberg does a good job explaining its causes. The book is strongest when conveying the first-hand experiences of singletons. Towards the end, for whatever reason the book lost steam with me. I would have preferred another 50 pages or so explaining more of the causes of this phenomenon. This is a big topic and the book just felt a little light, but I certainly enjoyed reading it.

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