Going Solo

  • Filename: going-solo.
  • ISBN: 9781101559802
  • Release Date: 2012-02-02
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Eric Klinenberg
  • Publisher: Penguin

A revelatory examination of the most significant demographic shift since the Baby Boom—the sharp increase in the number of people who live alone—that offers surprising insights on the benefits of this epochal change In 1950, only 22 percent of American adults were single. Today, more than 50 percent of American adults are single, and 31 million—roughly one out of every seven adults—live alone. People who live alone make up 28 percent of all U.S. households, which makes them more common than any other domestic unit, including the nuclear family. In GOING SOLO, renowned sociologist and author Eric Klinenberg proves that these numbers are more than just a passing trend. They are, in fact, evidence of the biggest demographic shift since the Baby Boom: we are learning to go solo, and crafting new ways of living in the process. Klinenberg explores the dramatic rise of solo living, and examines the seismic impact it’s having on our culture, business, and politics. Though conventional wisdom tells us that living by oneself leads to loneliness and isolation, Klinenberg shows that most solo dwellers are deeply engaged in social and civic life. In fact, compared with their married counterparts, they are more likely to eat out and exercise, go to art and music classes, attend public events and lectures, and volunteer. There’s even evidence that people who live alone enjoy better mental health than unmarried people who live with others and have more environmentally sustainable lifestyles than families, since they favor urban apartments over large suburban homes. Drawing on over three hundred in-depth interviews with men and women of all ages and every class, Klinenberg reaches a startling conclusion: in a world of ubiquitous media and hyperconnectivity, this way of life can help us discover ourselves and appreciate the pleasure of good company. With eye-opening statistics, original data, and vivid portraits of people who go solo, Klinenberg upends conventional wisdom to deliver the definitive take on how the rise of living alone is transforming the American experience. GOING SOLO is a powerful and necessary assessment of an unprecedented social change.

Going Solo

  • Filename: going-solo.
  • ISBN: 9780141965338
  • Release Date: 2012-02-02
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Roald Dahl
  • Publisher: Penguin UK

In Going Solo, the world's favourite storyteller, Roald Dahl, tells of life as a fighter pilot in Africa. 'They did not think for one moment that they would find anything but a burnt-out fuselage and a charred skeleton, and they were astounded when they came upon my still-breathing body lying in the sand nearby.' In 1938 Roald Dahl was fresh out of school and bound for his first job in Africa, hoping to find adventure far from home. However, he got far more excitement than he bargained for when the outbreak of the Second World War led him to join the RAF. His account of his experiences in Africa, crashing a plane in the Western Desert, rescue and recovery from his horrific injuries in Alexandria, flying a Hurricane as Greece fell to the Germans, and many other daring deeds, recreates a world as bizarre and unnerving as any he wrote about in his fiction. 'Very nearly as grotesque as his fiction. The same compulsive blend of wide-eyed innocence and fascination with danger and horror' Evening Standard 'A non-stop demonstration of expert raconteurship' The New York Times Book Review Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.

Going Solo

  • Filename: going-solo.
  • ISBN: 9780826219237
  • Release Date: 2011-06-17
  • Number of pages: 199
  • Author: G. Stuart Smith
  • Publisher: University of Missouri Press

Citing the controversial, rising use of single-person video news reporting, a guide for developing VJs, digital journalists, backpack journalists and other mobile solo video news distributors provides guidelines for reporting, shooting and editing stories and footage. Original.

Girl Online Going Solo

  • Filename: girl-online-going-solo.
  • ISBN: 9781501162114
  • Release Date: 2016-11-22
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Zoe Sugg
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Beginning the school year without her demigod beau who vanished after his rock concert tour, Penny decides to accepts Megan's invitation to a performing arts school, in hope to make new friends.

Going Solo in the Kitchen

  • Filename: going-solo-in-the-kitchen.
  • ISBN: 9781101946459
  • Release Date: 2015-04-14
  • Number of pages: 309
  • Author: Jane Doerfer
  • Publisher: Knopf

At last, a practical and persuasive cookbook for anyone living alone--with more than 350 delicious recipes for all occasions--filled with money-saving tips and shortcuts. Here is food that will lure the reluctant single back into the kitchen. Featured in Southern Living magazine.

Going Solo on the Baltic Sea

  • Filename: going-solo-on-the-baltic-sea.
  • ISBN: 9783737561013
  • Release Date: 2015-08-11
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Detlev Dr. Henschel
  • Publisher: epubli

Author and scientist Detlev is someone who has broken free from the shackles of German tradition. One day, he grabbed his kayak and simply paddled off into the sunset: to the Arctic Circle, to be precise, leaving his old life behind. The original idea of the kayaking expedition was to do the entire Baltic Sea and live solely off the fat of the land like a ‘budding Viking’ – pure minimalism. He dubbed the project Shin-ken Sho-bu as a nod to his time in Japan: “Doing things with deadly seriousness”, which, as it turned out, couldn’t have been more apt: halfway through the trip, a cross-eyed motorboat captain ended up crushing him against the wall in a Swedish lock. The resulting bone splinters and cervical spine syndrome kept him side-lined for a year before he could eventually resume the expedition. Detlev had to rethink his original plan. After all, dreams meet reality out at sea and there is an adventure lurking around every corner! Loneliness, hunger, self-doubt and the monotony of paddling were his constant companions on the ninety-one-day voyage, not to mention the pain of sitting for hours on end, the torments of the unpredictable Baltic Sea, the icy Northern European weather and his frequent lack of energy, even for the cosy nightly campfire. Especially in our fast-moving, jaded times, Detlev’s ironic, self-critical and frank account and the descriptions of his bare-knuckle experiences make for a riveting read – not only for paddlers but also anyone who is fed up with life and the daily grind, still has dreams and might like to see them materialise one day. Detlev has been on a number of unusual expeditions since and coined his ‘RoNindoc’ philosophy: ‘Life is short, one day it’s gone!’ www.detlev-henschel.com


  • Filename: boy.
  • ISBN: 014131141X
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 393
  • Author: Roald Dahl
  • Publisher:

Roald Dahl's life was as bizarre, frightening, exciting and funny as the stories he wrote. Now you can read the whole of his extraordinary autobiography in one volume.

Going Solo in Your Own Small Business

  • Filename: going-solo-in-your-own-small-business.
  • ISBN: 1865086061
  • Release Date: 2002-01-01
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: John English
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin

From the bestselling author of How to Organise and Operate a Small Business in Australia (now in its eighth edition) comes a handbook of practical commonsense advice on how to establish and operate a solo business.

Going Solo

  • Filename: going-solo.
  • ISBN: 0449703606
  • Release Date: 1991-04-29
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Cynthia Blair
  • Publisher: Fawcett

Tiffany, sent to Wildwood to forget her college beau; Megan, a gifted flutist with dreams of leaving Buffalo for a big-city orchestra; and Allegra, whose famous parents got her into Wildwood, find friendship and fun at the prestigious Wildwood music progr

Going Solo

  • Filename: going-solo.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015016137518
  • Release Date: 1985-01-01
  • Number of pages: 318
  • Author: Jean Renvoizé
  • Publisher: London ; Boston : Routledge & K. Paul

Going Solo

  • Filename: going-solo.
  • ISBN: 1561386111
  • Release Date: 1995-01-01
  • Number of pages: 127
  • Author: Theodore Menten
  • Publisher: Running PressBook Pub

Author and grief expert Menten explores the process by which a widow evolves from a single woman into a "solitaire". Going Solo offers widows of all ages a guide for starting over, rediscovering who they are, and reentering life with a new and positive outlook for the future.

Solo by Choice

  • Filename: solo-by-choice.
  • ISBN: 0940675625
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 305
  • Author: Carolyn Elefant
  • Publisher: Decisionbooks

A guide to opening and maintaining a solo or small firm law practice.

Going Solo

  • Filename: going-solo.
  • ISBN: 0571514286
  • Release Date: 1998-12-01
  • Number of pages: 44
  • Author: Richard (COP) Bissell
  • Publisher:

If you are preparing to face an audience for the first time - whether at home, at school, or on the concert platform - then you are ready for Going Solo. Spanning a wide range of repertoire from lively original material to imaginative arrangements, Going Solo offers a host of fresh challenges, and will be enjoyed by both player and audience alike.

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