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Eric Klinenberg

Theory of Everything: When You're Lonely, Life is Very Long.  After moving to New York, writer Olivia Laing discovered the truth about loneliness. She says it is a gift.  Eric Klinenberg explains why more and more people are choosing to live alone and why cities like New York must invest in housing stock that singletons actually want to live in, the type of housing they have in Scandinavian countries.

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Eric Klinenberg, author of "Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone." We'll also be joined by The Atlantic's Kate Bolick, whose piece about single women was one of the most widely read in 2011.  In 1950, four million American adults lived alone. Today that figure has risen to 31 million. So what explains this drastic demographic change? How has the rise in singlehood changed our society and economic landscape?  It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.