Out June 16th
I'm Aziz Ansari, comedian, actor, lover of tacos, and now, author. For the past year and a half, I've been working on my first book with the help of sociologist Eric Klinenberg (Going Solo). It's called Modern Romance and comes out June 16th and you can pre-order it right now. I think it's really awesome.
I'm doing a book tour later this summer, but first I decided to do some smaller events for my book so I could actually talk to a smaller group of people about my book.
To get a ticket (for you and a friend), it's a lottery and anyone who preorders a book and fills out this form. This event will be much more intimate. If you already pre-ordered, you can still fill out the form, get free stuff and enter the lottery. This also helps me avoid shit shows involving scalpers, etc.
Here's some advance praise for the book:
“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?
“Laughing is my second least-favorite thing in the world after thinking. This book was torture. Not a page passed without an unwanted eruption of giggles or insight. Aziz is funny as hell, and smart as shit.”
JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER, author of Eating Animals
“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?”
STEVEN LEVITT, coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestselling Freakonomics
“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, Senior Research Fellow, The Kinsey Institute; author of Why Him? Why Her?
“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. And then there is the voice of Ansari himself, funny, of course, but also deeply compassionate. This book defines serious fun.”
SHERRY TURKLE, Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; author of Reclaiming Conversation
“Ansari, a comedian and TV actor, has co-written a book with a legitimate sociologist about what it means to date in the modern era. When technology and instant gratification are changing the landscape of human interactions, dating is weirder than ever, and I'm looking forward to Ansari's sense of humor and cultural criticism on the topic, which he's started to address in his stand-up.”
NATASHA GILMORE, Publishers Weekly