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Lady Gaga Is Quirky

I never paid much attention to Lady Gaga, but now she is doing a tour in South America and I am in Buenos Aires I started to read about the reaction to her here in magazines and wow–that woman is

Posted in Books + Movies

A Review of Going Solo (and My Dream of Living in an Assisted Living Facility)

When I turned 33, a bunch of my friends got together in a huddle in a bar and talked about where we wanted to be in 30 years. Some people talked about traveling the world, another talked about having written

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Posted in Books, migrate

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

Posted in Books, Press, Single Life, Solitude

Jane Fonda Is A Born-Again Quirkyalone

In my book Quirkyalone: A Manifesto for Uncompromising Romantics, I describe the two types of quirkyalones: there are womb quirkyalones, who pretty much knew they were quirkyalone since birth, and born-again quirkyalones who have an Aha moment later in life.

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Posted in Movies, Personal Growth

Quirkyalone Movie Alert: Ewan McGregor in Beginners

For those who ask, where are the men in the quirkyalone movement? Here’s a gorgeous, moving movie featuring a male quirkyalone lead (Ewan McGregor, beautifully vulnerable in the movie himself). Beginners weaves together two big qs: quirkyaloneness and queerness. Oliver

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Zeitgeist | Imaginary Bitches (A Review)

Choosing to remain single in a coupled world is sometimes a lonely gig, never more so than when all of your close friends are smugly cocooned in their couple-bubbles. It can make you feel like the last single person on

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Posted in Books + Movies, Dating, Friendship, Movies, Relationships, Single Life

Zeitgeist | Defending Marriage . . . and Singledom

So . . . is it better to be married or single? It’s a ridiculous question, of course.

The name of the game is happiness. Fulfillment. Living an abundant life. For some people that means marriage, for others it means independence. A lucky few manage to create committed relationships that don’t require sacrificing essential parts of themselves, or (even better) that actively support the things they value most in themselves.

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Posted in Books + Movies, Quirkytogether, Relationships, Single Life

Dear Quirkyalone: Advice for Quirkyliving

“Dear Quirkyalone: Advice for QuirkyLiving” is a weekly guest column by the authors of the brilliant blog Onely. It debuts today and will appear every Monday. When you’re making up your own road map for (quirky)living, you need thoughtful advice.

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Posted in Books + Movies, Personal Growth, Politics, Single Life

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