Few people understand the hassles of hooking up in the modern world more than single comedians. So who better to dish out love advice and observations than Parks And Recreation’s Tom Haverford? Nobody, that’s who.
Comedian, Aziz Ansari, has a new book out called “Modern Romance: An Investigation” and if you’re sad and alone, you might want to read it.
Aziz Ansari, riding on the educated coat-tails of NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg, interviewed and hundreds of single people from Tokyo to Buenos Aires (and, for some unfathomable reason, Wichita, Kansas). The two humans analyzed the data and surveys, even creating their own research forum on Reddit. The end result is possibly the greatest social science-y book ever printed with soy inks on dead trees. Or so we gather from all the positive reviews.
A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation’s sharpest comedic voices.
Seriously, just look at all the ass-kissing reviews on Amazon. Even Oprah?! And it’s not some celebrity vanity project or something, it’s effing 288 pages! That’s “The Princess Bride” territory (and yes, it was a book before it was a Hollywood movie).
Single people today have more 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?
Yes, when anyone can swipe-right and get laid, the whole culture of finding love has clearly changed dramatically. In his new book, Aziz tries to answer the timeless question, “How do you find love when you’re constantly looking at your smartphone.”
It’s may not be the book today’s entitled and app-absorbed millennials want, but it’s certainly the one they need. Buy “Modern Romance: An Investigation” now at Amazon »