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Eric Klinenberg

Eric Klinenberg is currently Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge in New York University, and also editor of the journal Public Culture. He's the co-author, together with Aziz Ansari, of this New York Times bestseller, '' Modern Romance.

Klinenberg's previous publications include Going Solo: The Outstanding Growth and Surprising Appeal of Living, also published by the Penguin Press. Time Magazine featured Going Solo as the #1 Idea That's Changing Your Life at the March 12, 2012 pay story. Vanity Fair called it "trailblazing." Psychology Today called it "so significant it is likely to become both a popular read along with also a social science classic." The New Yorker contended that the book "suggests that our typical perceptions about life alone get things backward." Along with the Washington Post explained that "Going Solo is really about living better together--for many 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 choice by the Chicago Tribune), and has been praised as "a dense and subtle portrait" (Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker); "an outstanding, riveting account" (American Prospect); "intellectually exciting" (Amartya Sen); and also 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 very acute," (Columbia Journalism Review), "a must-read for people who wonder what happened to good radio, accurate reporting and autonomous public attention" (Time Out New York), and also "eye-opening . . .required reading for educated citizens" (Kirkus). Since its publication, He's testified before the Federal Communications Commissio

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