Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone


Author: Eric Klinenberg

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co

ISBN: 0715645986

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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In 1950, only 22% of adults were single. Today, more than 50% of adults are. Eric Klinenberg explores the dramatic rise of solo living, and 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, most 'solo dwellers', compared with their married counterparts, are more likely to eat out and exercise, sign up for art and music classes, attend public events and lectures, and volunteer. Drawing on over three hundred in-depth interviews with men and women of all ages and every class, Klinenberg reaches some startling conclusions. With eye-opening statistics, original data and vivid portraits of people who go it alone, Going Solo upends common preconceptions to provide the definitive take on the rise of this major trend and how it is transforming modern society.

Going Solo


Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141965339

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 7701

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

Hope and Healing for the Single Mom or Dad


Author: Robert Beeson

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 1684280451

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 6665

As parents face the difficult reality of a broken home, a sense of being completely overwhelmed can shut down the perspective they need to find restoration. Parents need to know that they can choose to define this season of their lives, instead of becoming defined by circumstances. They can deliberately look toward God and come to a deeper understanding of His true nature, power, and intimate care. As this former Christian music industry executive shares his story of divorce, his seven years as a single father, and his transition to a second marriage and a blended family, he also offers readers some hard-learned lessons and insights on being an effective, empathetic, and empowered single parent, answering crucial questions such as:How do I find peace when everything around me is chaos?How do I manage meeting needs when I have nothing to give?How and where do I begin again?The author addresses the fears and exhaustion of single parenting, while revealing the keys to gaining strength and courage for each day. He also shares how he found his “solo” relationship with his heavenly Father through his “solo” parenting season. Readers will learn five helpful habits and practical healing principles they can immediately apply in this season of life.

Boy and Going Solo


Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014137845X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 464

View: 3048

Boy and Going Solo is the whole of Roald Dahl's extraordinary autobiography in one volume. Roald Dahl wasn't always a writer. Once he was just a schoolboy. Have you ever wondered what he was like growing up? In BOY you'll find out why he and his friends took revenge on the beastly Mrs Pratchett who ran the sweet shop. He remembers what it was like taste-testing chocolate for Cadbury's and he even reveals how his nose was nearly sliced off. Then in GOING SOLO you'll read stories of whizzing through the air in a Tiger Moth Plane, encounters with hungry lions, and the terrible crash that led him to storytelling. Roald Dahl tells his story in his own words - and it's all TRUE. And now you can listen to all of Roald Dahl's novels for children on Roald Dahl Audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Also look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits.

Going Solo

Doing Videojournalism in the 21st Century


Author: G. Stuart Smith

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826219233

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 199

View: 7282

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


Author: Zoe Sugg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781501176081


Page: 33

View: 1218

Go Solo


Author: Michelle Ponto

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 9781389639289

Category: Self-Help

Page: 204

View: 8473

Your guide to traveling and fulfilling your dreams on your own. From "Sex in the City" to traditional fairy tales, from the moment we are born we are surrounded with the idea of finding the "one." But what if your soulmate hasn't come along yet? Shouldn't you have fun in the meantime? Michelle has made going solo her mission by exploring the world on her own and living life to its fullest. In "Go Solo," she shares her experience as well as stories from the inspiring solo travelers she has met along the way. Whether you dream of traveling the world, buying a home or simply want to dine at a 5-star restaurant on your own, you'll find tips and empowering stories to get you started on your journey. Take a chance and step out of your comfort zone. Who knows...you just may meet your "plus one" along the way.

Going Solo


Author: N.A

Publisher: Fountain Pub Limited


Category: Fiction

Page: 70

View: 498

Doreen's story is a tale of modern Uganda. After her adored husband is abducted by armed men, she is harassed by her brothers-in-law. Destitute, she trains as a teacher, and sets up a drama and music project. She uncovers the exploitation and corruption of two headmasters, and meets many complications, though never loses her energy and humour.

Going Solo

Developing a Home-based Consulting Business from the Ground Up


Author: William J. Bond

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780070066427

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 956

Written in a motivational style, this text shows readers how to use their specialized knowledge gathered from a job, career, education etc, and develop a thriving business based in their own homes. Advice is provided on developing and implementing a business plan.

Going Solo

My Choice to Become a Single Mother Using a Donor



Publisher: Piatkus Books

ISBN: 9780349421513


Page: 288

View: 4604

Going Solo is the empowering and uplifting story of one woman's choice to become a single mother. 'I hope this story gives hope to anyone who wants children and to anyone who finds themselves single. Not to follow this path necessarily, but to remember that there are always many options.' Aged thirty-seven, single and having experienced two miscarriages, Genevieve Roberts found out that her fertility levels were dwlindling. On hearing this news, she made the courageous decision to embark on motherhood solo and eventually became pregnant using a sperm donor. Genevieve describes her initial fear of the prospect of birth without a partner, and the trepidation she felt towards all the responsibility she has taken on. She recounts all the milestones of pregnancy and motherhood that most women share with their partner -- going to NCT classes alone, taking part in birthing workshops with her sister-in-law, her amazement that two people in her pregnancy yoga class are following the same path as her. But ultimately what triumphs is Genevieve's excitement at meeting her daughter. She recalls the first months of parenthood, navigating the love, worry and tiredness of life with a newborn without a partner. She describes the beautiful simplicity of the relationship between herself and her daughter, as she gets to know Astrid without having to consider a partner. This is an inspirational book for anyone who wants to take control of their own life and follow their dreams of parenthood. It celebrates the fulfilment that comes from following what makes you feel happy, and reminds us that more beauty than can be imagined may be found when life offers a surprise, a twist or a deviation from convention.

Going Solo - America's Best-Kept Retirement Secret for the Self-Employed

What Financial Institutions Won't Tell You about Saving for Retirement


Author: Adam Bergman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781511614283


Page: 346

View: 4765

As a self-employed person or small business owner, when you consider the mountain of investment and capital needs you're solely responsible for and the lack of matching employer contributions, saving for retirement feels like an impossible uphill battle-but it doesn't have to be. With a Solo 401(k) you can manage your own investments and leverage your assets to not only actively grow your retirement wealth but also support your current life and business goals. Discover America's best-kept retirement secret and find out whether you're eligible to participate in one of the various types of Solo 401(k) plans, including: Free plans offered by financial institutions that manage your money for you through restricted investment options Custodian-directed plans that allow you to buy real estate and other nontraditional investments through an overseer Self-directed plans that give you checkbook control and allow you to make your own investment decisions through a local bank account Take advantage of the Solo 401(k) and see how easy and rewarding it can be. Financial freedom is within your grasp-are you ready to grab hold of your future?

Going Solo

A Guide for Women Travelling Alone


Author: Merran White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780864362445

Category: Travel

Page: 271

View: 5445

Go Solo!

A Savvy Woman's Guide to Transformation & Self - Discovery Through Travel


Author: Jennifer I Buchholz,Amy Oaks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692650806


Page: 150

View: 3389

Travel enthusiast and Life Coach Jennifer Buchholz will be your guide on your own personal journey of self-discovery in GO SOLO! Explore your personal why, when and where to go, and then how to actually make it happen! Jennifer shares personal experiences and insights from her own solo travels, as well as a series of activities to coax you gently out of your comfort zone, and toward who you are truly meant to be. You can travel solo with confidence-and experience new-found freedom and growth along the way. This book has a companion Travel Journal. Jennifer is the owner of Transform via Travel www.transformviatravel.com For bulk ordering information, please email: [email protected]

Going Solo

Widows Tell Their Stories of Love, Loss, and Rediscovery


Author: Theodore Menten

Publisher: Running PressBook Pub

ISBN: 9781561386116

Category: Psychology

Page: 127

View: 3803

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.

Going Solo on the Baltic Sea

2,500 Kilometres to the Arctic Circle by Kayak


Author: Detlev Dr. Henschel

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3844233121

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 7461

Going on out at sea by kayak paddling for 2,500 km, where one’s dreams meet reality...

No One Tells You This

A Memoir


Author: Glynnis MacNicol

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781501163142

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 3028

Featured in multiple “must-read” lists, No One Tells You This is “sharp, intimate…A funny, frank, and fearless memoir…and a refreshing view of the possibilities—and pitfalls—personal freedom can offer modern women” (Kirkus Reviews). If the story doesn’t end with marriage or a child, what then? This question plagued Glynnis MacNicol on the eve of her fortieth birthday. Despite a successful career as a writer, and an exciting life in New York City, Glynnis was constantly reminded she had neither of the things the world expected of a woman her age: a partner or a baby. She knew she was supposed to feel bad about this. After all, single women and those without children are often seen as objects of pity or indulgent spoiled creatures who think only of themselves. Glynnis refused to be cast into either of those roles, and yet the question remained: What now? There was no good blueprint for how to be a woman alone in the world. It was time to create one. Over the course of her fortieth year, which this ​“beguiling” (The Washington Post) memoir chronicles, Glynnis embarks on a revealing journey of self-discovery that continually contradicts everything she’d been led to expect. Through the trials of family illness and turmoil, and the thrills of far-flung travel and adventures with men, young and old (and sometimes wearing cowboy hats), she wrestles with her biggest hopes and fears about love, death, sex, friendship, and loneliness. In doing so, she discovers that holding the power to determine her own fate requires a resilience and courage that no one talks about, and is more rewarding than anyone imagines. “Amid the raft of motherhood memoirs out this summer, it’s refreshing to read a book unapologetically dedicated to the fulfillment of single life” (Vogue). No One Tells You This is an “honest” (Huffington Post) reckoning with modern womanhood and “a perfect balance between edgy and poignant” (People)—an exhilarating journey that will resonate with anyone determined to live by their own rules.

Going Solo


Author: Cynthia Blair

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 9780449703601

Category: Friendship

Page: 224

View: 8402

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 in Your Own Small Business


Author: John English

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781865086064

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 5843

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 in the Kitchen


Author: Jane Doerfer

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 1101946458

Category: Cooking

Page: 309

View: 3586

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.