Living Single

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Myth-Buster: How Going Solo Takes Lonely Out of Alone

Eric Klinenberg, author of “Going Solo,” talks about the myths about living alone, the unrecognized care work done by single people, the responses to his book over the past year, whether singletons will start getting the attention they deserve, and more. Read More

Good interview

I have actually read this book. I thought it was great; my only criticism was that it did perpetuate the myth that singles don't want much living space. I bought a 2-bedroom condominium and after losing my job and being forced to convert my second bedroom into an office, I find I need yet another room. Living in the Pacific Northwest, I have perpetual houseguests from other parts of the country, and I have several space-intensive hobbies. I try to get over myself by reminding myself that a family of 9 in Iran would consider my place a palace--it has its own bathroom, after all. But one of the problems Dr. DeP discussed on Living Single is how we get steered by realtors to less house than we want--we have to spell it out that we don't want a studio apartment.
That is my only crank with an otherwise great book.

Love you guys!

Both Bella DePaulo and Erik Klinenberg have done SO much to enlighten the world about what it really means to be single, backing up their findings with facts. Thank you!


I am applauding loudly.

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Bella DePaulo, Ph.D., is author of Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After. She is a visiting professor at UCSB.


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