Modern Romance Pdf

Modern Romance

Number of page: 288
Author: Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143109259
Category: Humor

The #1 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 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 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.From the Hardcover edition.

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About The Author

Aziz Ansari is a writer, stand-up comedian, and actor. He currently stars in, writes, and directs his own original series for Netflix–Master of None–winner of the 2016 Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Comedy Series. Ansari is also the winner of a 2016 Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. In 2014, Ansari became the seventh comedian ever to sell out Madison Square Garden in New York. His two sold-out performances at the legendary arena were filmed for his fourth comedy special, "Aziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden," which was released in March of 2015 on Netflix. For seven seasons, he starred as Tom Haverford on the beloved NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation with Amy Poehler and other great people. He has also appeared in several films including This Is the End, Funny People, and 30 Minutes or Less. He enjoys eating fresh pasta and watching multiple hours of critically acclaimed television dramas in one sitting.

Eric Klinenberg is a professor of sociology at NYU. He's the author of Going Solo (Penguin Press) and has contributed to The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and This American Life.

From the Hardcover edition.

  • A Google UserA Google User
    MODERN ROMANCE: An Investigation The ever hip and funny comedian and Parks and Recreation star embarks on a surprisingly insightful exploration of the complex realities of dating today. Long before Ansari was born to his Tamil parents, people got together and married the least offensive prospect in the neighborhood. Sometimes, they looked no further than their own apartment building. Over time, and if they were lucky, they
  • A Google UserA Google User
    Modern Romance: An Investigation Inspired by his own romantic woes, comedian Ansari teamed up with sociologist Klinenberg in 2013 to design and conduct a research project to better understand the dating game as it’s played today. This books collects the insights gleaned from a variety of research methods: focus groups in major cities around the world, crowdsourcing on the website Reddit. Ansari addresses the effects of technology
  • Elaine De LorElaine De Lor
    Great read! Wasn’t expecting such a good book. I read it so fast and just couldn’t put it down.
  • Iqbal MaesaIqbal Maesa
    Romance 2.0 Recommended by my friend, I like this book for its scientific approach to romance in digital era. Although the main author is not scientist, the collaborating authors are experts in their knowledge field. Some of the humors can be related to Eastern culture.
  • Kristina KhomutovaKristina Khomutova
    Relatable & Great Read Very relatable. Tons of research put into this book. Loved the humor in it.
  • Linda QLinda Q
    I absolutely love Aziz. He does a great job pin pointing exactly what modern dating looks like while providing perspective of what it was like for the previous generation. It’s not just a hilarious book, it’s also educational.
  • chesca bonneviechesca bonnevie
    Fantastic Read Apart from being hilarious, it provides some data on how people approach relationships and online dating. 10/10. Would recommend.
  • Katie PKatie P
    Interesting & funny A thoughtful look at how finding love has changed for recent generations with the added comic relief bonus of Aziz Ansari’s commentary.
  • Alexis WaverAlexis Waver
    Loved it The humor was an added bonus to all the informative content. I’m happy with the important topics this book covers, and it got me thinking about my own relationships even more.
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