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Spinsters, old maids, and changing ideas about being single on Quirkyalone Day 2013

Here’s me talking about spinsters, old maids, and how our ideas about being single have changed on this Quirkyalone Day 2013 on a wonderful hourlong NPR show out of Illinois. This was a great conversation with lots of smart callers

Posted in Politics, Press, Quirkyalone Day, Quirkytogether, Single Life, Technology + Modern Life

Quirkyalone on Globo, Brazil’s Largest TV Channel

I love it when my interests come together. Those of you who follow my work know that I fell in love with South America in 2009 and spent six months in Brazil in 2010 (and then went on to Colombia

Posted in Press

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

One Is the Quirkiest Number

When did the media get so into quirkyness? I thought that was my sole territory. Now the New York Times plays up the quirky habits of solo dwellers in the Home Section. The reporter may be confusing the quirky behavior

Posted in Press, Single Life, Solitude

Quirkyalone Press

While organizing my files, I took quick phone snapshots of some of the press Quirkyalone has gotten over the years. Check out the Italian Marie Claire spread and the Polish woman sunning herself on the beach. That’s just a sample

Posted in Press

Special Quirkyalone Day Chat

Listen online at 11:30 am on KALX. After years of doing lots of mainstream media on Quirkyalone Day, it’s a pleasure to do an interview with a cool student-run station! The DJ Erin is doing an awesome set list in

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My Three-Minute Interview

Ready-Set-Go: Apparently the San Francisco Examiner interviewed me in three minutes (though I seem to remember the phone call might have gone on a little longer!). Read all three minutes of conversation here. Like this? Be sure to sign up

Posted in Press

What’s Going on for IQD Around the Country

Posted in Press

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