Eric Klinenberg
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Eric Klinenberg

Eric Klinenberg is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. He's the co-author, with Aziz Ansari, of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Modern Romance, and his next book (out in September, 2018) is Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life.

Klinenberg's previous books include Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone, also published by the Penguin Press. Time Magazine featured Going Solo as the #1 Idea That is Changing Your Life in the March 12, 2012 cover story. Vanity Fair called it "trailblazing." Psychology Today called it "so important that it is likely to become both a popular read and a social science classic." The New Yorker argued that the book "suggests that our usual perceptions about life alone get things backward." And the Washington Post explained that "Going Solo is really about living better together--for all of us, single or not."

Klinenberg's first book, Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago, won six scholarly and literary prizes (and was a Favorite Book selection by the Chicago Tribune), and was praised as "a dense and subtle portrait" (Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker); "a remarkable, riveting account" (American Prospect); "intellectually exciting" (Amartya Sen); and a "trenchant, persuasive tale of slow murder by public policy" (Salon).

Professor Klinenberg's second book, Fighting for Air: The Battle to Control America's Media, was called "politically passionate and intellectually serious," (Columbia Journalism Review), "a must-read for those who wonder what happened to good radio, accurate reporting and autonomous public interest" (Time Out New York), and "eye-opening ...required reading for conscientious citizens" (Kirkus). Since its publication, he has testified before the Federal Communications Commission and briefed the U.S. Congress on his findings.

In addition to his books and scholarly articles, Klinenberg has contributed to popular publications such as The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Time Magazine, Fortune, The London Review of Books, The Nation, The Washington Post, Mother Jones, The Guardian, Le Monde Diplomatique, Slate, and the radio program This American Life.

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Best Sellers

    • Modern Romance

    • An Investigation
    • By: Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg
    • Narrated by: Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29,255
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26,035
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25,832

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining and informative

    • By ty on 08-23-15

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Palaces for the People

    • How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life
    • By: Eric Klinenberg
    • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    In Palaces for the People, Eric Klinenberg suggests a way forward. He believes that the future of democratic societies rests not simply on shared values but on shared spaces: the libraries, synagogues, and parks where crucial, sometimes life-saving connections, are formed....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Essential reading

    • By William Brown on 10-08-18
    • How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life
    • By: Eric Klinenberg
    • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Release date: 09-11-18
    • 4 out of 5 stars 10 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Going Solo

    • The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone
    • By: Eric Klinenberg
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 172
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 140

    A revelatory examination of the most significant demographic shift since the baby boom: the sharp increase in the number of people who live alone....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Looks Good on Paper

    • By Rick on 07-04-12
    • The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone
    • By: Eric Klinenberg
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 02-02-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 172 ratings

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Fighting for Air

    • The Battle to Control America's Media
    • By: Eric Klinenberg
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Eric Klinenberg's Fighting for Air takes us into the world of preprogrammed radio shows, empty television news stations, and copycat newspapers....

    Regular price: $20.97

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