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TitleModern Romance
AuthorAziz Ansari
ISBN1594206279
ImprintAziz Ansari Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatHardcover
Pages279

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Now a New York Times BestsellerA hilarious, thoughtful, and in depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation s sharpest comedic voicesAt some point, every one of us embarks on a journey to find love We meet people, date, get into and out of relationships, all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection This seems standard now, but it s wildly different from what people did even just decades ago Single people today have romantic options than at any point in human history With technology, our abilities to connect with and sort through these options are staggering So why are so many people frustrated Some of our problems are unique to our time Why did this guy just text me an emoji of a pizza Should I go out with this girl even though she listed Combos as one of her favorite snack foods Combos My girlfriend just got a message from some dude named Nathan Who s Nathan Did he just send her a photo of his penis Should I check just to be sure But the transformation of our romantic lives can t be explained by technology alone In a short period of time, the whole culture of finding love has changed dramatically A few decades ago, people would find a decent person who lived in their neighborhood Their families would meet and, after deciding neither party seemed like a murderer, they would get married and soon have a kid, all by the time they were twenty four Today, people marry later than ever and spend years of their lives on a quest to find the perfect person, a soul mate.For years, Aziz Ansari has been aiming his comic insight at modern romance, but for Modern Romance, the book, he decided he needed to take things to another level He teamed up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg and designed a massive research project, including hundreds of interviews and focus groups conducted everywhere from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to Wichita They analyzed behavioral data and surveys and created their own online research forum on Reddit, which drew thousands of messages They enlisted the world s leading social scientists, including Andrew Cherlin, Eli Finkel, Helen Fisher, Sheena Iyengar, Barry Schwartz, Sherry Turkle, and Robb Willer The result is unlike any social science or humor book we ve seen before.In Modern Romance, Ansari combines his irreverent humor with cutting edge social science to give us an unforgettable tour of our new romantic world.

Reviews

Anne

Modern Romance By Aziz Ansari

So, this isn t really a humorous book about Aziz Ansari s dating experiences, it s like a book about dating in the modern world, written by the very humorous Aziz Ansari.I was introduced to Aziz s stand up by my oldest son, and I ve been hooked on him ever since He s hilarious, and if... (Sign in to see more)


Kelly (and the Book Boar)

Modern Romance By Aziz Ansari

Find all of my reviews at Stars Modern Romance went on my TBR as soon as I heard rumors of its existence We re talking about waiting months for this damn thing and also never being able to track down an ARC Quick confession I never bothered reading the synopsis for this book I saw Aziz Ansar... (Sign in to see more)


Nandakishore Varma

Modern Romance By Aziz Ansari

I got married in 1989 In India in those days, love marriages were still exceptions rather than the norm when you had to look at the religion, caste, family background, and age of a possible partner who was to share your life divorces were absolute stigma before hitching up, falling in love was like ... (Sign in to see more)


Khadidja

Modern Romance By Aziz Ansari

As a single woman I feel like Aziz Ansari knows my pain Yes I am single by choice not my choice, but still a choice , He knows how unpleasant it is to stare impotently at a screen waiting for a message that never arrives we all have Tanya on our phones The hours slouched by I m so stupid he writes I... (Sign in to see more)


Stephanie *Very Stable Genius*

Modern Romance By Aziz Ansari

I am a satisfied single.I did not coin that term, I did hear it from somewhere, but I don t remember who said it Sorry person who said it Anyway..what this means to me is that I m fine with being on my own It s easy Would I like to meet the love of my life or the man of my dreams my soul mate if you... (Sign in to see more)


Elyse

Modern Romance By Aziz Ansari

At the beginning of the audiobook, Aziz joked with us listeners , about being Lazy People too lazy to sit down and read a book He not only had to write the book, but now he had to read it us us too Aziz is entertaining and hilarious no questions about it Love the guy By the end of my lazy listening ... (Sign in to see more)


Diane

Modern Romance By Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ansari is a funny guy I ve enjoyed his work as an actor and a comedian, so I shouldn t have been surprised when I really liked his book But I was surprised, especially when I learned that he had teamed up with a sociologist and did actual research on modern romance Aziz was interested in how te... (Sign in to see more)


Sarah Jane

Modern Romance By Aziz Ansari

I think Aziz Ansari just convinced me to get on Tinder


emma

Modern Romance By Aziz Ansari

i posted, i posted, i posted plz be proud of me link here I have the biggest crush on Aziz Ansari Can anyone blame me He s like a humor magician Parks Rec, flawless standup specials, MASTER OF NONE, and this book What a track record.Anyway I could never claim to be unbiased on this subject It s now ... (Sign in to see more)


Snoon Mcwilliams

Modern Romance By Aziz Ansari

Startlingly inessential.Early on, Ansari makes a somewhat baffling statement that he felt compelled to write this book because there wasn t any other literature on modern dating culture a topic explored ad nauseum in newspaper thinkpieces, podcasts, and other disposable pop science bestsellers many ... (Sign in to see more)


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