After years of interviewing and researching and writing and rewriting, my new book has finally arrived! As of August 25, 2015, How We Live Now: Redefining Home and Family in the 21st Century has officially been published and should be available, as they say, everywhere books are sold.
Here’s a very short version of what it is about:
For How We Live Now: Redefining Home and Family in the 21st Century, I traveled around the country asking people to show me their homes and tell me about their lifespaces – the domestic places, spaces, and people who are most important to them. I combined their personal stories with relevant research from the social sciences and some historical context to show the innovative ways in which contemporary Americans have moved beyond the paradigm of living in a nuclear family home in the suburbs. There are chapters on living in community (including cohousing communities), sharing a home, solo living, multigenerational households, couples living apart together, not-so-single parents, and seniors. A place to live is also a way to live, and Americans have never had as many choices as they do now.
How We Live Now: Redefining Home and Family in the 21st Century has already received a coveted starred review from Kirkus, and it has been named one of the 13 nonfiction must-reads by the Sacramento Bee. It has been reviewed in the Boston Globe and should soon be reviewed in the New York Post and the Los Angeles Review of Books. You can read more about it here.
How We Live Now: Redefining Home and Family in the 21st Century has been published as a hardcover and as an ebook. I hope it is available at your local bookstore. You can also find it online at: