Comedian Aziz Ansari’s book, Modern Romance, described by Rolling Stone magazine as, “a hilarious, often unsettling account of what young singles go through as they search for love in the digital age,” is a New York Times #1 Bestseller and the perfect gift for anyone who’s mystified by love in our modern times. (In other words, ALL OF US.)
Ansari has been aiming his comedy at dating, love and romance for his entire career, but for the book he decided to inject facts into his funny by teaming up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg. Through a massive research project that spanned the globe from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to Wichita, they analyzed data and surveys and created their own online research forum on Reddit, which drew thousands of messages. Toss in insights from the world’s top social scientists, and the end result is a book full eye-opening information, up to and including whether or not you should date someone who lists “Combos” as her or his favorite snack food.
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Star of Master of None and Parks and Recreation among others, Ansari decided to write his first book, Modern Romance, after he brought up a particular painful episode of online dating in his stand-up comedy routine. Afterwards he got to thinking about “how and why the whole culture of finding love and a mate has radically changed” in the modern era.
The result is a well-researched, hilariously accurate look at dating in the digital age. Ansari combines his sharp, satirical humor with leading-edge social science that may well make you think twice before you swipe left… or right, for that matter.
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