Modern Romance

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The #1 New York Times Bestseller

A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from Aziz Ansari, the star of Master of None and one of this generation's sharpest comedic voices

At 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.
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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.
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Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 288
Altersempfehlung ab 18
Erscheinungsdatum 16.06.2015
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-59420-627-6
Verlag Penguin Pr
Maße (L/B/H) 24,4/16,4/3,8 cm
Gewicht 589 g
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Buch (gebundene Ausgabe, Englisch)
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Der erste Satz des Buches löste bei mir ein Seufzen aus. "Oh nein, hoffentlich ist es nicht die ganze Zeit so.." habe ich gedacht. Doch das Weiterlesen hat sich schon gelohnt. Der Humor ist teils ein wenig speziell, doch als Soziologie Studentin und zu dieser Zeit mitten in einem... Der erste Satz des Buches löste bei mir ein Seufzen aus. "Oh nein, hoffentlich ist es nicht die ganze Zeit so.." habe ich gedacht. Doch das Weiterlesen hat sich schon gelohnt. Der Humor ist teils ein wenig speziell, doch als Soziologie Studentin und zu dieser Zeit mitten in einem Chat-Austausch mit einem Schwarm, passte das Buch wie die Faust aufs Auge. Es ist lustig, spricht jedem aus der Seele und vor allem fand ich es beeindruckend, wie wir im Seminar Texte von bspw. danah boyd oder Sherry Turkle gelesen haben und Ansari genau diese Soziologinnen aufgreift! Es wirkt also professionell gemacht und man sieht die Arbeit dahinter durchscheinen. Viel Spass beim Lesen!