Modern Romance

Modern Romance
Author: Aziz Ansari,Eric Klinenberg
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-06-16
ISBN 10: 069817996X
ISBN 13: 9780698179967
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Romance Book Review:

The #1 New York Times Bestseller A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from Aziz Ansari, the star of Master of None and one of this generation’s sharpest comedic voices At some point, every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of relationships, all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection. This seems standard now, but it’s wildly different from what people did even just decades ago. Single people today have more romantic options than at any point in human history. With technology, our abilities to connect with and sort through these options are staggering. So why are so many people frustrated? Some of our problems are unique to our time. “Why did this guy just text me an emoji of a pizza?” “Should I go out with this girl even though she listed Combos as one of her favorite snack foods? Combos?!” “My girlfriend just got a message from some dude named Nathan. Who’s Nathan? Did he just send her a photo of his penis? Should I check just to be sure?” But the transformation of our romantic lives can’t be explained by technology alone. In a short period of time, the whole culture of finding love has changed dramatically. A few decades ago, people would find a decent person who lived in their neighborhood. Their families would meet and, after deciding neither party seemed like a murderer, they would get married and soon have a kid, all by the time they were twenty-four. Today, people marry later than ever and spend years of their lives on a quest to find the perfect person, a soul mate. For years, Aziz Ansari has been aiming his comic insight at modern romance, but for Modern Romance, the book, he decided he needed to take things to another level. He teamed up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg and designed a massive research project, including hundreds of interviews and focus groups conducted everywhere from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to Wichita. They analyzed behavioral data and surveys and created their own online research forum on Reddit, which drew thousands of messages. They enlisted the world’s leading social scientists, including Andrew Cherlin, Eli Finkel, Helen Fisher, Sheena Iyengar, Barry Schwartz, Sherry Turkle, and Robb Willer. The result is unlike any social science or humor book we’ve seen before. In Modern Romance, Ansari combines his irreverent humor with cutting-edge social science to give us an unforgettable tour of our new romantic world.

Modern Romance

Modern Romance
Author: Aziz Ansari,Eric Klinenberg
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 0143109251
ISBN 13: 9780143109259
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Romance Book Review:

The acclaimed comedian teams up with a New York University sociologist to explore the nature of modern relationships, evaluating how technology is shaping contemporary relationships and considering the differences between courtships of the past and present.

Modern Romance

Modern Romance
Author: Aziz Ansari
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-06-16
ISBN 10: 0241211921
ISBN 13: 9780241211922
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Romance Book Review:

A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation's most popular and sharpest comedic voices At some point, every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of relationships, all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection. This seems standard now, but it's wildly different from what people did even just decades ago. Single people today have more romantic options than at any point in human history. With technology, our abilities to connect with and sort through these options are staggering. So why are so many people frustrated? Some of our problems are unique to our time. "Why did this guy just text me an emoji of a pizza?" "Should I go out with this girl even though she listed Combos as one of her favorite snack foods? Combos?!" "My girlfriend just got a message from some dude named Nathan. Who's Nathan? Did he just send her a photo of his penis? Should I check just to be sure?" But the transformation of our romantic lives can't be explained by technology alone. In a short period of time, the whole culture of finding love has changed dramatically. A few decades ago, people would find a decent person who lived in their neighbourhood. Their families would meet and, after deciding neither party seemed like a murderer, they would get married and soon have a kid, all by the time they were twenty-four. Today, people marry later than ever and spend years of their lives on a quest to find the perfect person, a soul mate. For years, Aziz Ansari has been aiming his comic insight at modern romance, but forModern Romance, the book, he decided he needed to take things to another level. He teamed up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg and designed a massive research project, including hundreds of interviews and focus groups conducted everywhere from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to Wichita. They analysed behavioural data and surveys and created their own online research forum on Reddit, which drew thousands of messages. They enlisted the world's leading social scientists, including Eli Finkel, Helen Fisher, Sheena Iyengar, Barry Schwartz, Sherry Turkle, and Robb Willer. The result is unlike any social science or humour book we've seen before. In Modern Romance, Ansari combines his irreverent humour with cutting-edge social science to give us an unforgettable tour of our new romantic world.

The Soulmate Equation

The Soulmate Equation
Author: Christina Lauren
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-05-18
ISBN 10: 1982179716
ISBN 13: 9781982179717
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Soulmate Equation Book Review:

The New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners returns with a witty and effervescent novel about what happens when two people with everything on the line are thrown together by science—or is it fate? Perfect for fans of The Rosie Project and One Plus One. Single mom Jess Davis is a data and statistics wizard, but no amount of number crunching can convince her to step back into the dating world. Raised by her grandparents—who now help raise her seven-year-old daughter, Juno—Jess has been left behind too often to feel comfortable letting anyone in. After all, her father’s never been around, her hard-partying mother disappeared when she was six, and her ex decided he wasn’t “father material” before Juno was even born. Jess holds her loved ones close, but working constantly to stay afloat is hard...and lonely. But then Jess hears about GeneticAlly, a buzzy new DNA-based matchmaking company that’s predicted to change dating forever. Finding a soulmate through DNA? The reliability of numbers: This Jess understands. At least she thought she did, until her test shows an unheard-of 98% compatibility with another subject in the database: GeneticAlly’s founder, Dr. River Pena. This is one number she can’t wrap her head around, because she already knows Dr. Pena. The stuck-up, stubborn man is without a doubt not her soulmate. But GeneticAlly has a proposition: Get to know him and we’ll pay you. Jess—who is barely making ends meet—is in no position to turn it down, despite her skepticism about the project and her dislike for River. As the pair are dragged from one event to the next as the “Diamond” pairing that could make GeneticAlly a mint in stock prices, Jess begins to realize that there might be more to the scientist—and the science behind a soulmate—than she thought. Funny, warm, and full of heart, The Soulmate Equation proves that the delicate balance between fate and choice can never be calculated.

The Time Traveler s Guide to Modern Romance

The Time Traveler s Guide to Modern Romance
Author: Madeline J. Reynolds
Publsiher: Entangled: Teen
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-03-04
ISBN 10: 1640636285
ISBN 13: 9781640636286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Time Traveler s Guide to Modern Romance Book Review:

Elias Caldwell needs more than his life in nineteenth-century England has to offer. He'd rather go on an adventure than spend one more minute at some stuffy party. When his grandfather gives him a pocket watch he claims can transport him to any place and time, Elias doesn't believe it...until he's whisked away to twenty-first-century America. Tyler Forrester just wants to fall hopelessly in love. But making that kind of connection with someone has been more of a dream than reality. Then a boy appears out of thin air, a boy from the past. As he helps Elias navigate a strange new world for him, introducing him to the wonders of espresso, binge-watching, and rock and roll, Tyler discovers Elias is exactly who he was missing. But their love has time limit. Elias's disappearance from the past has had devastating side effects, and now he must choose where he truly belongs—in the Victorian era, or with the boy who took him on an adventure he never dreamed possible?

Modern Romance and Transformations of the Novel

Modern Romance and Transformations of the Novel
Author: Ian Duncan
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2005-10-13
ISBN 10: 9780521021067
ISBN 13: 0521021065
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Romance and Transformations of the Novel Book Review:

Modern Romance examines the relationship between the revival of romance form and the ascendancy of the novel in British literary culture, from 1760 to 1850. The revival of romance as the literary embodiment of a national cultural identity provided a metaphor for the 'authenticity' of the novel itself, set against the changing formations of modern life. The material conditions, cultural status and formal repertoire of prose fiction were given a canonical transformation, leading to the form's nineteenth-century heyday, in Scott's Waverley novels. Ian Duncan's illuminating and innovative study begins with the first identification of modern prose fiction with romance form in the late eighteenth-century Gothic novel, and moves through Scott's highly influential dialectical blend of romance and history, to his relations with his successor in the role of national author, Charles Dickens.

Twisted Love

Twisted Love
Author: Piper Lawson
Publsiher: Piper Lawson Books
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2020-10-15
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twisted Love Book Review:

When your rich, handsome best friend asks you to be his fake girlfriend? Say no. One of the wealthiest self-made men in New York needs a woman to secure his spot at the helm of his venture firm. Problem is, Ben doesn’t want any girlfriend... He wants me. It will never work. We’d have to lie to everyone. He’s incapable of a healthy relationship, and I’ve been living a secret I can’t reveal - especially to my best friend. It’s an impossible choice: Bail on the friend who got me through the hardest time in my life... ...Or pretend to fall for the man who already owns my heart? TWISTED LOVE is a steamy friends-to-lovers, fake relationship romance! A full-length standalone with an HEA in the MODERN ROMANCE series. KEYWORDS: Bestselling author, contemporary romance, friends to lovers, fake relationship, second chances, standalone in series, steamy, NYC, billionaire, rich hero, college friends, private school.

Fighting for Air

Fighting for Air
Author: Eric Klinenberg
Publsiher: Metropolitan Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2007-01-09
ISBN 10: 9781429923606
ISBN 13: 1429923601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fighting for Air Book Review:

A groundbreaking investigative work by a critically acclaimed sociologist on the corporate takeover of local news and what it means for all Americans For the residents of Minot, North Dakota, Clear Channel Communications is synonymous with disaster. Early in the morning of January 18, 2002, a train derailment sent a cloud of poisonous gas drifting toward the small town. Minot's fire and rescue departments attempted to reach Clear Channel, which owned and operated all six local commercial radio stations, to warn residents of the approaching threat. But in the age of canned programming and virtual DJs, there was no one in the conglomerate's studio to take the call. The people of Minot were taken unawares. The result: one death and more than a thousand injuries. Opening with the story of the Minot tragedy, Eric Klinenberg's Fighting for Air takes us into the world of preprogrammed radio shows, empty television news stations, and copycat newspapers to show how corporate ownership and control of local media has remade American political and cultural life. Klinenberg argues that the demise of truly local media stems from the federal government's malign neglect, as the agencies charged with ensuring diversity and open competition have ceded control to the very conglomerates that consistently undermine these values and goals. Such "big media" may not be here to stay, however. Eric Klineberg's Fighting for Air delivers a call to action, revealing a rising generation of new media activists and citizen journalists—a coalition of liberals and conservatives—who are demanding and even creating the local coverage they need and deserve.

Modern Romance

Modern Romance
Author: Instaread
Publsiher: Instaread Summaries
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2015-11-09
ISBN 10: 1944195327
ISBN 13: 9781944195328
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Romance Book Review:

Modern Romance: by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review Preview: Modern Romance is a nonfiction book by the comedian Aziz Ansari and New York University sociologist Eric Klinenberg. For years, Ansari has been doing comedy on the absurdities of dating, recounting both tales from his own life and other people’s. Eventually, the strangeness of modern dating was just too much to handle. He never understood why that girl did not respond to his perfectly crafted text message. He saw the bubbles indicating a response and then, nothing. It made him question his behavior and whether technology has changed the way people date. He decided to take things to the next level, and study modern romance through focus groups and rigorous social science. The result combines humor and true insight into this mixed-up world where a person can swipe right to begin a romance and end a relationship via text message… PLEASE NOTE: This is Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review of Modern RomanceOverview of the bookImportant PeopleKey TakeawaysAnalysis of Key Takeaways

Modern Romantic Weddings

Modern Romantic Weddings
Author: Maggie Lord
Publsiher: Gibbs Smith
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-12-24
ISBN 10: 1423650611
ISBN 13: 9781423650614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Romantic Weddings Book Review:

Wedding planning guidance, unique ideas, inspiring photos, and helpful tips—from the creator of RusticWeddingChic.com. Personalized invitations, a meaningful ceremony, swoon-worthy flowers, and finding the dress: Modern Romantic Weddings is the perfect stress-free guide to planning your one-of-a-kind celebration. In her fourth book, trusted wedding resource Maggie Lord guides brides-to-be through every step of the process in an easy-to-read format. Plenty of Q&As and lists (such as Five Traditions to Skip, Simple Ways to Save Money, and Dos and Don’ts of the Planning Process), inspiring photography of real-life weddings, and helpful advice where no detail goes unnoticed, will empower you and your partner to plan a wedding celebration as unique as you are. Maggie Lord is the founder and editor of the extremely popular blog RusticWeddingChic.com and the online source RusticWeddingGuide.com, which connects couples with wedding vendors. Maggie is a sought-after wedding expert who frequently appears on TV and radio, reporting on all things wedding. Maggie is also a contributing writer for the Huffington Post and DIY Weddings Magazine, along with several other print publications. She lives in Connecticut.

This Modern Romance The Artistry Technique and Business of Engagement Photography

This Modern Romance  The Artistry  Technique  and Business of Engagement Photography
Author: Stephanie Williams,Christen Vidanovic
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2013-10-15
ISBN 10: 1134100590
ISBN 13: 9781134100590
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Modern Romance The Artistry Technique and Business of Engagement Photography Book Review:

Love is less confined than ever, as is our desire to capture it. Engagement photography has become an essential and valuable component of wedding photography for both your clients and your photography business. Successfully booking romantic portrait sessions and providing your couples with creative, playful, and beautiful images can mean a lasting –and lucrative- relationship. Award winning photographer Stephanie Williams shares her approach to engagement photography, including her thoughts on the psychology of shooting and directing couples, current industry trends, and the use of blogs and social media. Discover photography tips on romantic styling, workflow, and branding that will help get your engagement sessions recognized by prospective clients and industry publications. Whether you are an aspiring photographer or established professional, this book is sure to inform and inspire your next photo shoot. Read tips and testimonials from prominent wedding professionals, bloggers, editors and stylists, as well as Stephanie’s actual clients. Learn how to build your brand and get your work published. Improve or refresh your technical skill through practical lighting, equipment, and technique guidance. Diversify the way you interact with clients and style your shoots. Be inspired through gorgeous photographs.

The Museum of Modern Love

The Museum of Modern Love
Author: Heather Rose
Publsiher: Algonquin Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-11-27
ISBN 10: 1616208872
ISBN 13: 9781616208875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Museum of Modern Love Book Review:

An Amazon Editors’ Best Book of December 2018 “Art will wake you up. Art will break your heart. There will be glorious days. If you want eternity you must be fearless.” —from The Museum of Modern Love Arky Levin has reached a dead end. Unexpectedly separated from his wife, he suddenly has the space he needs to work composing film scores—but none of the peace of mind he needs to create. As he wanders the city, guilty and restless, it’s almost by chance that he stumbles upon an exhibition that will change his life. The installation the fictional Arky discovers—which is based on a real piece of performance art that took place in 2010—is inexplicably powerful. Visitors to the Museum of Modern Art sit across a table from the performance artist Marina Abramović, for as short or long a period as they choose. Although some go in skeptical, almost all leave moved. And the participants are not the only ones to find themselves changed by this unusual experience: Arky finds himself drawn to the exhibit. He returns day after day to watch other people sit with Abramović—and as he does, he begins to understand what might be missing in his life and what he must do.

Why Him Why Her

Why Him  Why Her
Author: Helen Fisher
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-01-20
ISBN 10: 9781429982672
ISBN 13: 1429982675
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Him Why Her Book Review:

A groundbreaking book about how your personality type determines who you love Why do you fall in love with one person rather than another? In this fascinating and informative book, Helen Fisher, one of the world's leading experts on romantic love, unlocks the hidden code of desire and attachment. Each of us, it turns out, primarily expresses one of four broad personality types—Explorer, Builder, Director, or Negotiator—and each of these types is governed by different chemical systems in the brain. Driven by this biology, we are attracted to partners who both mirror and complement our own personality type. Until now the search for love has been blind, but Fisher pulls back the curtain and reveals how we unconsciously go about finding the right match. Drawing on her unique study of 40,000 men and women, she explores each personality type in detail and shows you how to identify your own type. Then she explains why some types match up well, whereas others are problematic. (Note to Explorers: be prepared for a wild ride when you hitch your star to a fellow Explorer!) Ultimately, Fisher's investigation into the complex nature of romance and attachment leads to astonishing new insights into the essence of dating, love, and marriage. Based on entirely new research—including a detailed questionnaire completed by seven million people in thirty-three countries—Why Him? Why Her? will change your understanding of why you love him (or her) and help you use nature's chemistry to find and keep your life partner.

Staging Early Modern Romance

Staging Early Modern Romance
Author: Mary Ellen Lamb,Valerie Wayne
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2009-01-13
ISBN 10: 1135895244
ISBN 13: 9781135895242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Staging Early Modern Romance Book Review:

This collection recovers the continuities between three forms of romance that have often been separated from one another in critical discourse: early modern prose fiction, the dramatic romances staged in England during the 1570s and 1580s, and Shakespeare’s late plays. Although Pericles, Cymbeline, Winter’s Tale, and The Tempest have long been characterized as "romances," their connections with the popular prose romances of their day and the dramatic romances that preceded them have frequently been overlooked. Constructed to explore those connections, this volume includes original essays that relate at least one prose or dramatic romance to an English play written from 1570 to 1630. The introduction explores the use of the term "dramatic romance" over several centuries and the commercial association between print culture, gender, and drama. Eight essays discuss Shakespeare’s plays; three more examine plays by Beaumont, Fletcher, and Massinger. Other authors treated at some length include Boccaccio, Christine de Pizan, Chaucer, Sidney, Greene, Lodge, and Wroth. Barbara Mowat’s afterword considers Shakespeare’s use of Greek romance. Written by foremost scholars of Shakespeare and early modern prose fiction, this book explores the vital cross-currents that occurred between narrative and dramatic forms of Greek, medieval, and early modern romance.

Bad Love

Bad Love
Author: Piper Lawson
Publsiher: Piper Lawson Books
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2019-10-02
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bad Love Book Review:

A bad boy with a heart of gold. A single mom with dirty fantasies. And a wild bet that threatens to consume them both... LOGAN I bet my family’s legacy on pleasing 10,000 women. Kendall Sullivan, marketing queen, is my only hope of saving what I love. She doesn’t have time for my jokes or my playboy reputation... Too bad I can’t get her sweet vulnerability out of my head. I'm starting to think the only woman I want to please is her. KENDALL Pastor’s kid. Single mom. I’ve lived life by my values, and without regrets. Until Logan Hunter makes me a sinful proposition. He’s gorgeous and entitled, but his fierce passion is impossible to ignore. Saying yes would be worse than reckless… But temptation never looked so good. If you enjoy dirty talk, fun antics, hot guys who treat their families like gold, steamy scenes, badass heroines, cute kids, and smart banter…you'll love Bad Love! A full-length standalone romance with an HEA from USA Today bestselling author Piper Lawson. “My #1 read of 2019.” ★★★★★ Samantha “Oh my God, I loved this book.” ★★★★★ Suzanne “Unadulterated magic. Piper’s writing is smart, witty, fun, hot, sexy and I couldn’t get enough. ” ★★★★★ Cindy “A great modern day love story with a twist! I loved this fast paced read.” ★★★★★ Tina “Absolutely phenomenal. I was hooked from the beginning.” ★★★★★ Amber “Sweet, funny and steamy...I couldn’t put it down.” ★★★★★ Peggy “If I could give a book more than 5 stars, this would be it.” ★★★★★ Pam “Omg this book was AMAZING! Logan is book boyfriend material!” ★★★★★ Kristen “I LOVED Logan and Kendall...steamy sexy times, witty banter, and a great story line. Read it. Right now.” ★★★★★ Tammy “The chemistry between these two is unreal.” ★★★★★ Beth “This book really has everything...love, humor, romance and self discovery.” ★★★★★ Kim “Delicious and beautiful.” ★★★★★ Paulette “Wow, I totally loved ‘Bad Love’. If you enjoy captivating characters, interesting plot and beautiful modern love stories, this is your book!” ★★★★★ Suzanna “Writing like that is why I read.” ★★★★★ Cindy “Sheer genius.” ★★★★★ The Talented Miss Ripley

How to Go Steady

How to Go Steady
Author: Jacque Nodell
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2018-03-07
ISBN 10: 9781983612909
ISBN 13: 1983612901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Go Steady Book Review:

How to Go Steady explores love, heartbreak, and wisdom from vintage romance comic book stories and advice columns. Romance comics were a genre of comic books that were incredibly popular in the postwar years. The first true romance title, Young Romance, was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby (the same creative team behind Captain America) in 1947. The genre exploded like wildfire and for years sold more copies than superhero titles. Romance comics contained stories of love and lots of heartbreak. In this history book meets how-to guide you'll learn all about dating according to romance comic books of the 1960s and 1970s. Chapters delve into how to meet potential dates, etiquette, coping with jealousy and heartbreak, meeting parents, sex, and of course, the do's and don'ts surrounding going steady. Not only will you learn everything from what to do with a borrowed hankie to how to make the first move, you'll learn how to develop the most attractive quality of all-the confidence to be yourself. Historical anecdotes and practical tips told in a fun and accessible way make How to Go Steady the perfect read for comic book fans and non-comic fans alike, as well as those looking for love.

It s Not You

It s Not You
Author: Sara Eckel
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-01-07
ISBN 10: 1101606436
ISBN 13: 9781101606438
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It s Not You Book Review:

“Why am I still single?” If you’re single and searching, there’s no end to other people’s explanations, excuses, and criticism explaining why you haven’t found a partner: “You’re too picky. Just find a good-enough guy and you’ll be fine.” “You’re too desperate. If men think you need them, they’ll run scared.” “You’re too independent. Smart, ambitious women always have a harder time finding mates.” “You have low self-esteem. You can’t love someone else until you’ve learned to love yourself.” “You’re too needy. You can’t be happy in a relationship until you’ve learned to be happy on your own.” Based on one of the most popular Modern Love columns of the last decade, Sara Eckel’s It’s Not You challenges these myths, encouraging singletons to stop picking apart their personalities and to start tapping into their own wisdom about who and what is right for them. Supported by the latest psychological and sociological research, as well as interviews with people who have experienced longtime singledom, Eckel creates a strong and empowering argument to understand and accept that there’s no one reason why you’re single—you just are.

Going Solo

Going Solo
Author: Eric Klinenberg
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-02-02
ISBN 10: 1101559802
ISBN 13: 9781101559802
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Going Solo Book Review:

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.

The Modern Break Up

The Modern Break Up
Author: Daniel Chidiac
Publsiher: Undercover Publishing House
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2019-08-13
ISBN 10: 0987166557
ISBN 13: 9780987166555
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Modern Break Up Book Review:

"When it comes to dating, I seem to be going around in a circle. The ones I want don't want me, and the ones who want me, I don't want." -Amelia “I don’t know, I just think there’s too much miscommunication between guys and girls. I mean, no one knows what the fuck is going on. We need to have the discussion. We need to vent it and get it out in the open,” I said, grabbing my drink from the bedside table. _______ sat on the edge of the bed and put his shirt back on. “What do you want to know?” “I just want to know what guys are thinking. I mean we have sex and stuff and nothing lasting ever comes of it,” I said, taking a cigarette out and lighting it. I knew I shouldn’t be smoking in the room, but I was too drunk to care. “I don’t think I should say. We don’t know everything girls are thinking. I think some things are better left unsaid.” “I want to know. I’d prefer shit to be clearer, because I’m always confused,” I replied. I could tell he was still a bit sexually frustrated, but he seemed okay to chat. “Go ahead then, ask what you want. I’ll try give it to you as straight as I can. But don’t hate the messenger,” _______ responded, taking the champagne from my hand and having some. “I won’t, promise. So why do guys act so interested and then not get in touch at all? ?” I asked. Excerpt taken from The Modern Break-Up.

Silver Screen Fiend

Silver Screen Fiend
Author: Patton Oswalt
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 1451673213
ISBN 13: 9781451673210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silver Screen Fiend Book Review:

The New York Times best-selling author of Zombie Spaceship Wasteland reveals his addiction to film between 1995 and 1999, during which he absorbed classics and new releases three days a week and applied what he learned in these films to acting, writing, comedy and relationships. 70,000 first printing.