Aziz Ansari on love and text

31 January 2016

On the weekend Tony and I finished watching Master of None, and while I wait to see if there will be another season (fingers crossed!), I'm getting stuck into Aziz Ansari's first book, Modern Romance: An Investigation.

I first heard about it in this hilarious This American Life segment, Romancing the Phone. Part stand-up, part real-life investigation, it's an intriguing look at the role of texting in dating today. 

I picked up the book this morning and am already hooked. Even though I haven't dated for years and years, flipping through it reminded me of how fun - and torturous - texting can feel if you really like someone and they don't message you back. 

There's an audiobook, which Aziz Ansari narrates himself (super funny teaser here), and I was really tempted to listen to it but the book has photos, funny text interactions like they'd appear on a phone, and charts too - it is a non-fiction book after all ;)

I also stumbled across this back issue of The Happy Reader, which has a great profile and Aziz's summer reading list. Super fan much?

P.S - Another awesome author read audiobook is Jon Ronson's So You've Been Publicly Shamed.

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