Weighing in on the “extraordinary rise and surprising appeal of living alone”

I will be on KCRW’s national news affairs program “To the Point” tomorrow Wednesday 11-12 with sociologist and fellow examiner of the modern human condition Eric Klinenberg. We’ll be talking about his excellent book Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone. The topic will be the growing global phenomenon of people living alone. As the author of Quirkyalone: A Manifesto for Uncompromising Romantics, I provide the on-the-ground commentator perspective as well as a global view from having interviewed so many quirkyalones. Let me be equally clear that although I am a kickass commentator on this trend and an advocate for quirkyalones and quirkytogethers everywhere (and I actually really love living alone), my heart is very open to finding my beloved and a future in which I might not live alone. Just had to throw that personal note in there!

I have a review of Eric’s book coming up and I have been so busy writing a book of my own I haven’t been posting much, but this too will come.

UPDATE: Here’s an audio link to the show. Great discussion, very illuminating, and well worth a listen!

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One comment on “Weighing in on the “extraordinary rise and surprising appeal of living alone”
  1. Nancy Deland says:

    I am 83, work full time, and live in a big old dutch colonial house by myself. I have a living room, a dining room, a study, two bedrooms, and a sitting room. All for me. I am fortunate that I have a wonderful housekeeper that has been with me for 25 years. This means I can work as opposed to keeping house. Oh yes, I have a nice boy friend..it is a weekend romance…I love it. I suppose that that there will come a time when my housekeeper cannot do all of the things she does now…but since I have imagination we will restructure the arrangement . It is different than living alone at 50, 60, or 70, but still quite satisfying. Nancy Deland

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