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People today have more romantic options than at any point in human history, and thanks to social media, smartphones and online dating, our ability to connect with these options are staggering. Yet we also have to face absurd new dilemmas, such as what to think when someone doesn't reply to your text but has time to post a photo of a pizza on Instagram. While Aziz Ansari has long aimed his comedic insight at modern relationships, here he teams up with sociologist Eric Klinenberg to research dating cultures from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to Paris. The result is a hilarious tour of the romantic landscape.
About the Author
Aziz Ansari is a stand-up comedian and an actor who has done four major stand-up tours. He starred as Tom Haverford on the Emmy-nominated comedy Parks and Recreation with Amy Poehler and other great people. Eric Klinenberg is a professor of sociology at NYU. He is the author of Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Suprising Appeal of Living Alone and has contributed to the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and This American Life.
Educate, pontificate, pro-create and go on a date.
BAM! This book is your next book. Unless you've already read it, then maybe think about expanding your horizons.
Think this is just a funny book written by that extremely amusing man from parks and rec? Think again. It's that but its so much more, a highly intelligent and educational book about modern romance. I wish there were more books written like this, with analysis completed and translated into human terms. It was an incredibly warming book, I intend to lend it to everyone I know and implore them to read it.
Entertaining and illuminating... It's refreshing to hear a modern male voice on the subject of love and sex' -- Barbara Ellen * Observer * 'Riotously funny... A zingy and satisfying read. It will make you laugh, nod in agreement and ultimately feel better that you are not alone in trying to navigate the uncertain world of romance in the 21st century' -- Katie Harrington * Irish Examiner * 'A lively look at love, marriage and the oddities of mating in the 21st century' * The Economist * So refreshing * Evening Standard * 'Ansari has pulled it off: a thinky book that's funny, too' * Esquire * 'A sprightly, easygoing hybrid of fact, observation, advice and comedy' * New York Times * 'A hilarious, often unsettling account of what young singles go through as they search for love in the digital age' * Rolling Stone *
ISBN: 9780141981468 ISBN-10: 0141981466 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 288 Published: 1st February 2016 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1