Category Archives: Eric Klinenberg

I’m Getting Older. Should I Be Worried?

  Lately, I seem to be inundated with articles about how hard and sad and pathetic my “golden years” are going to be. As a single woman with no kids (a spinster), I, apparently, am due for a pretty bleak existence as I get older.  According to these articles, I’m going to be lonely and broke, … Continue reading

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The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone

As long as I’ve been an adult, I’ve loved living alone.  I got my first apartment shortly after college.  It was a cute little studio apartment that had very little furniture: a bed frame and mattress, a table set, and a tv that sat on milk crates.  It was like heaven to me. I’ve had roommates … Continue reading

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