Always-hilarious Aziz Ansari proves you can be smart and funny at the same time. Not only did I laugh my ass off, I really learned stuff. Where was this book when I was 22 years old?

Steve Levitt, co-author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Freakonomics

It's the voices that will have you reading this remarkable book in one sitting! The voices of old people who married someone who lived in their apartment building or the building next door and the voices of the young people who check out hundreds of romantic possibilities a night, with so much choice that choice becomes impossible.

Sherry Turkle, author of Reclaiming Conversation

About the Author

Aziz Ansari is a stand-up comedian and an actor. He is on his fourth major stand-up tour, which was filmed for his next stand-up special, “Aziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden.” His last special, “Buried Alive,” premiered on Netflix in 2013. He currently stars as Tom Haverford on the Emmy-nominated comedy Parks and Recreation with Amy Poehler and other great people. He’s appeared in several films as well, including This Is the End, Funny People, and 30 Minutes or Less. He enjoys eating fresh pasta and watching multiple hours of critically acclaimed TV dramas in one sitting.

Reviews

In stark contrast to these depressing excuses for masculinity, in Modern Romance, Ansari comes across as a decent, thoughtful, amusing guy, with a genuine interest in the modern dating whirl, on behalf of males and females alike. Despite the combined human-technological effort to screw everything up, it seems that love can still conquer all

The Guardian

Modern Romance is just like Aziz Ansari himself—charming, thoughtful, reasonable, and able to distill the madness of the world into something both sane and wildly funny.

Dave Eggers, author of Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

Ansari and Klinenberg elegantly capture the entirely new ways that singles communicate, court, and find love today. Modern Romance is a captivating read, with deep insight into history, science, and culture, and loads of wit and charm. Along the way, you may even collect some valuable tips for finding a soul mate.

Helen Fisher, author of Why Him? Why Her?: How to Find and Keep Lasting Love

Author
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Narrator
Aziz Ansari

ISBN
9780698402591

Length
6 hours 14 minutes

Language
English

Publisher
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

Publication Date

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  • Today, if you own a smartphone, you’re carrying a 24-7 singles bar in your pocket.
  • So we come to one person, and we basically are asking them to give us what once an entire village used to provide: Give me belonging, give me identity, give me continuity, but give me transcendence and mystery and awe all in one. Give me comfort, give me edge. Give me novelty, give me familiarity. Give me predictability, give me surprise. And we think it’s a given, and toys and lingerie are going to save us with that. Ideally, though, we’re lucky, and we find our soul mate and enjoy that life-changing mother lode of happiness. But a soul mate is a very hard thing to find.
  • There's not a dating service on this planet that can do what the human brain can do in terms of finding the right person.

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