Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Book Review: Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

Oh the travails of dating in today's world!

Aziz Ansari, a comedian whose work I don't know, has written a charming book in which he actually includes a lot of research to help those looking for love.  Modern Romance takes a look at how people used to find love (local, people who knew those you knew) compared to now (anyone from any place).

He also addresses how our expectations have changed.  We no longer want to marry just for economic and family reasons.  Now, we want a soul mate.

Much of the book is common sense or to be expected.  He also includes case studies of love in Japan and Argentina.  But I was impressed with how practical much of the advice is.  For example, Ansari details what sorts of pictures and texts get the best feedback related to online dating sites.  He also shares some of his own steps in finding love.

The book is a quick read and really does a good job of describing modern romance.


Julie B said...

This is really surprising to me...that Aziz Ansari would write a book like this! Very intriguing. I don't know too much about him but I've only seen clips of his comedy and he's really goofy in movies. I love reading unexpected things and I'll have to put this on my list.

Speaking of unexpected...did you know that Steve Martin is an AMAZING writer. Not just of comedy but of more serious works. My favorite book EVER is a novella that he wrote called Shopgirl. It was made into a movie years ago starting Claire Danes. Of course the book is way better, but I can't even begin to explain how touching that book is to me. I met him once in 2012 and almost DIED!!!!!! lol

Megan Lisa Jones said...

This book totally surprised me. Really insightful.
I need to check our the Steve Martin books...I've heard but never read.
We share an interest...these books!