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  • Published: 27 January 2016
  • ISBN: 9780141981468
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $22.99

Modern Romance




A hilarious investigation of the pleasures, perils and absurdities of modern relationships from one of our sharpest comedic voices

People today have more romantic options than at any point in human history, and thanks to social media, smartphones and online dating, our ability to connect with these options are staggering. Yet we also have to face absurd new dilemmas, such as what to think when someone doesn't reply to your text but has time to post a photo of a pizza on Instagram. While Aziz Ansari has long aimed his comedic insight at modern relationships, here he teams up with sociologist Eric Klinenberg to research dating cultures from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to Paris. The result is a hilarious tour of the romantic landscape.

  • Published: 27 January 2016
  • ISBN: 9780141981468
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $22.99

About the authors

Eric Klinenberg

Eric Klinenberg is the Helen Gould Shepard Professor in the Social Sciences and director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. He is the co-author of the bestseller Modern Romance and author of Palaces for the People, Going Solo, Heat Wave and Fighting for Air. He has contributed to the Guardian, New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, Atlantic, Rolling Stone and Wired. He lives in New York City.

Praise for Modern Romance

Entertaining and illuminating... It's refreshing to hear a modern male voice on the subject of love and sex'

Barbara Ellen, Observer

'Riotously funny... A zingy and satisfying read. It will make you laugh, nod in agreement and ultimately feel better that you are not alone in trying to navigate the uncertain world of romance in the 21st century'

Katie Harrington, Irish Examiner

'A lively look at love, marriage and the oddities of mating in the 21st century'

The Economist

So refreshing

Evening Standard

'Ansari has pulled it off: a thinky book that's funny, too'

Esquire

'A sprightly, easygoing hybrid of fact, observation, advice and comedy'

New York Times

'A hilarious, often unsettling account of what young singles go through as they search for love in the digital age'

Rolling Stone