Sobre o livro
In 1950, only 22 percent of American adults were single. Today, more than 50 percent of American adults are, and 31 million - roughly one out of every seven adults - live alone. Eric Klinenberg explores the dramatic rise of solo living, and examines the impact it's having on our culture, business and politics. Conventional wisdom tells us that living alone will lead to loneliness and isolation, most 'solo dwellers', compared with their married counterparts, are more likely to eat out, exercise, sign up for art and music classes attend lectures and volunteer. This book upends conventional wisdom and shows how living along is changing society.