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Modern Romance
Modern Romance: An Investigation | Aziz Ansari
A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation's most popular and sharpest comedic voicesAt 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 neighbourhood. 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 forModern 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 analysed behavioural 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 Eli Finkel, Helen Fisher, Sheena Iyengar, Barry Schwartz, Sherry Turkle, and Robb Willer. The result is unlike any social science or humour book we've seen before.In Modern Romance, Ansari combines his irreverent humour with cutting-edge social science to give us an unforgettable tour of our new romantic world.
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Lmacharg
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Insightful and funny! I recommend it.

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ontheBL
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Dating is weird. Even since I was in high school, dating has changed a boatload. Aziz Ansari feels the same way and decided to write a book about it: Modern Romance. It is a funny and informational book about how weird dating is now with all the choices we single people have. Ansari and researchers explore dating in the U.S. and abroad. Read the full review at: https://onthebl.org/2019/06/13/modern-romance/

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Suet624
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The only audiobook immediately available from the library. Not what I expected. Researched information on dating. It‘s all a little mind boggling to me. This app, that app, the inability to talk with people face to face. I‘m old and seriously out of the loop. Not sure exactly why he wrote this book and I‘m not sure why I listened to it. But the garden is a lot happier as I weeded with vigor and muttered about some of the info.

Reggie I just want you to know I would read your memoir. Especially if phrases like “weeded with vigor” are in it. 4mo
Suet624 @Reggie Haha. I‘ll get right on that. I just unpacked a bunch of journals from my early years. Lots of juicy tidbits to write about. Right alongside all those years of heartache. 😀 4mo
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Bookish_B
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Book club last night. This book was surprisingly well researched. It reads a bit more like a textbook rather than a comedy book so I would say it's interesting with a side of funny.

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Book_Fairy_Mary
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Loving this audiobook right now!

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Tralfamadorian
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Reading books during this snow storm. 😊📚

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paigetopus
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I had no idea this book was primarily scientific research! I really love how in depth Aziz and his cohorts went into romance and how we find partners these days.

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carriepaige
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This isn‘t exactly what I was expecting, but I‘m digging it so far. Anyone else read this one?

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josie281
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Reading stack for Families and Society. I‘m in love.

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sammisho
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I expected a hilarious history of Aziz's romantic mishaps. This is a social study of today's dating habits. Even though I am only 30, and the targeted age group for this,I have no modern dating experience. I married my high school boyfriend. Also, 2 hours in and not very funny. And finally...My husband reminded me of the sexual assault and harassment allegations made again Aziz recently. I actually have no interest in his dating adventures...

Megabooks I thought this sounded boring. Good to know I‘m not missing out. 1y
sammisho @Megabooks I should have read the blurb first. I just needed a laugh, and saw a comedian on the cover. What a let down. 1y
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sammisho @megabooks Read em all! 😂 I am on hold for Kevin Hart, and Tiffany Haddish. 1y
Megabooks Tiffany haddish is up soon for me. I‘m on the fence about Hart. I have a love hate relationship with Adam Corolla. This is fun. Do you have any other recs? 1y
sammisho @megabooks loved Born A Crime. I thought Amy Schumer's was pretty good. And not a memoir type but laughed so hard 1y
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leigha_land
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Modern Romance illustrates how dating has transformed over the last few generations. The author explains through interviews and statistical data that dating can be, well, complex and messy, even with the advances in technology. Is this groundbreaking information? No, but Aziz encourages readers to be honest, both with themselves and with others they are dating, and to embrace the journey. (I highly recommend the audio book... he cracks me up!)💕

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leigha_land
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Good morning, loves! I am off to see one of my dear friends @DimeryRene , and I picked up this audiobook for the drive! I think I will have it finished by the time I get to her casita! Stay tuned for my thoughts. Happy Friday! 💕

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Clwojick
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Tried this last night on audiobook, but wasn‘t a fan. Have any of you guys read this? Should I give it another go? Should I look into getting a physical copy? #my2018

JSW I read it and found it interesting. Also heard the authors speak at BookCon the year it was released. 1y
Billypar I liked it: I don't think any of the conclusions shared will make your head spin, but it was interesting and I liked how Anzari reached out to social science experts to provide their perspectives. A good blend of entertainment and science. 1y
Bookjunkie57 I really enjoyed the audiobook. I liked the different perspectives he talked about. 1y
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Conservio
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Fun fact for the day: Japan‘s government has/may still fund a dating service. #japan

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JacintaMCarter
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ChaitanyaSethi
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Mehso-so

🌟🌟⚡(2.5 stars)
Modern Romance is a book that is funny in places but lacking in insights. In 250 pages, I found out obvious things like, people don't marry young these days, people cheat, Tinder has changed dating, people sext, people play mind games on text etc.

The case studies on Qatar, Japan, Argentina and France were interesting. Aziz's humour can push the book to a level, but it can't compensate for the lack of insights.

BookishMe I enjoyed the anecdotes more than the stats 2y
ChaitanyaSethi @BookishMe The anecdotes were fun. But the stories from Japan, Qatar etc. Were the only places where I learnt something new. Rest were things I knew already 2y
BookNerd9906 I agree. 2y
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ChaitanyaSethi @BookNerd9906 It was a fun book but not very insightful. It disappointed on that front only. 2y
LitLogophile I‘ve wanted to read this but I was just so unimpressed with Aziz‘s Master if None for basically the same reason — loved the cultural commentary but felt that the modern love observations were overly simplified and surface level 2y
ChaitanyaSethi @LitLogophile I was pretty underwhelmed with Master of None too. This too was a letdown 2y
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ChaitanyaSethi
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So far, the book has presented Ansari's penchant for humour alongwith tidbits about how dating has evolved over time. Will keep everyone posted on how it turns out eventually :)
#books #litsy #reader #reading

lizsassymolassy It lines up with one of his stand up specials, but I can't remember which one! I also haven't seen this cover before, so that's cool. 2y
ChaitanyaSethi @lizsassymolassy He does mention it in the book that he created standup routines around this concept. A friend allowed me to borrow this book. He recommended it to me :P 2y
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ChaitanyaSethi
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Have a busy weekend ahead
#reading #books #weekend

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍😀Hope you enjoy it here! 2y
ChaitanyaSethi @DebinHawaii Thank you! I can't wait to see how it goes. I'm excited! 2y
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ChaitanyaSethi Hello @RaimeyGallant This is so nice of you! I'm so excited to be here. Thanks for the tips. Happy reading ❤️ #love #books #readers 2y
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Jess7 Welcome! Here is the link to @RaimeyGallant ‘s tips! They‘re really good for new Littens: https://raimeygallant.com/2017/10/31/litsytips/ 2y
ChaitanyaSethi @Chelleo @Jess7 Thank you guys! 2y
Katehubb I like that you‘re an “expert daydreamer”. 😀 2y
ChaitanyaSethi @Katehubb Hahahaha, I have years and years of anecdotal proof to validate that 😂😂 2y
Katehubb @ChaitanyaSethi bahaha! I need to hear some of them! 2y
tpixie Welcome!! And check out @LitsyHappenings @LitsySwaps ! 2y
ChaitanyaSethi @tpixie Thank you so much! I shall check these links. 2y
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inquisitive_p
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So, this book isn't really a humourous book where Aziz Ansari talks about his dating experiences, it is more about the dating in the modern world. The book has quite some research-y stuff. Turns out Aziz and his partner actually researched the dating culture all around in different places. It's a fun read. Probably not the best book out there on the subject but fairly good. #AzizAnsari #ModernRomance #humour

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BiblioBimbo
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An interesting and entertaining read! Aziz hits on tons of issues related to modern dating and the psychological reasoning behind them. A good pick if you're struggling to find a partner on the internet these days. This was my #BooksandBrews pick for this month so I'm excited to discuss it with ppl, especially concerning the recent allegations against him.

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marywag08
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ I found all of the statistics on relationships fascinating. He touches on everything, from the changes over time in how couples meet, to the stress young people feel to find “the perfect” mate among all of their options in the online world, to the rate of cheating. I got married right before Smart Phones became a thing, and after reading this book, I‘m glad I never had to navigate the world of text wars and Tinder.

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dariazeoli
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Woke up to find Aziz Ansari trending on Twitter and was disappointed to see why. The woman‘s recount is explicit and could be difficult to read. The reaction from the public is further evidence that communication between people needs an overhaul.

I‘m disappointed, and again find myself in a position of choosing whether I read this book, watch his show, or move on to other books and shows.

How do you change your consumption in cases like this?

AmyG I read this. Let‘s just say, while I don‘t watch his show, I think differently of him now. 2y
tpixie It‘s a struggle. I banned Tom Cruise for years after he divorced Nicole Kidman and his issues of control. I‘m struggling with Meryl Streep and her love of Polanski and Weinstein. I have loved so many of Weinstein‘s movies. BUT why I ever thought these people should be used as a moral compass I don‘t know. It‘s their craft I admire, not them. And Matt Damon- is he complicit- or just awkward with his answers??? (edited) 2y
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Notafraidofwords It‘s so hard, but it‘s never harder than the stuff these men have put some women through. Sometimes in the back of my mind, I just assume that while these actors are all good at acting, they become consumed with power. This doesn‘t excuse it, but it helps me keep a distance. 2y
amvs1111 Uggghh. Yes, it definitely changes my consumption. Sad to hear though because I enjoyed his work. 2y
Tamra I have stopped consuming in various cases. One I remember distinctly is I immediately gave away all of my kids Bill Cosby books, I couldn‘t abide the thought. 2y
Foxyfictionista Stopped watching master of none and took his book off my list. Frankly, I don't want to hear what someone has to say when they can't behave themselves. I imagine that if I knew the extent to which a lot of people in entertainment behaved it would severely cut down my media consumption. 2y
everlocalwest I think there is a fundamental misunderstanding of consent in our society and I think that is a major factor missing from the Me Too movement. I'm not saying it is the responsibility of the victims of sexual assault to start this conversation but the media coverage on them should be a least somewhat focused on educating people. I'm not trying to defend his actions but feel like this is a case wherein a lack of awareness of consent played a role. 2y
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Call me an old married lady 😂 but damn!! I would be so exhausted if my life was spent playing this insane game all the time. I love my phone but I cannot be a slave to it. I treat my cell phone like the old home phone of ancient times. If I‘m not home, I‘m not required to answer. It‘s not playing a game, it‘s living. Old lady soap box hour. 😂

readinginthedark 🙌🏻 2y
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keggergoldy
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I absolutely loved this book. My feelings are perhaps best summed up by this figure that shows the difference between the volume of messages straight women and men receive on OKCupid (by "attractiveness," whatever that means). I've never been so happy to be queer...

Drnkpnkprincess Bahahahahaha I guess I‘m not very attractive according to this! (But I also haven‘t been on a dating site in 6+ years so 🤷🏼‍♀️) 2y
keggergoldy @Drnkpnkprincess yeah, I don't know how they define "attractive," and it was the big piece of data that made me raise an eyebrow. I suspect most of these data are only relevant for the last 5 years or so. I find the entire online dating meat-market vibe to be really strange. At least this book explains some of the context for it. 2y
Drnkpnkprincess @keggergoldy hahahah it‘s totally a meat market! When my girlfriends and I were away at a bachelorette week they were obsessed with using tinder to find guys to meet us out and about... I fear for the younger generations who will not know how to communicate with our swiping left or right. 2y
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keggergoldy
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While drinking tea from my "nice" mug, I came across this passage about sex motels in Buenos Aires. The same practice occurs in Rio de Janeiro for many of the same reasons. I used one back in 2007 when my whole family was visiting, and I remember how classy the place was. Fancy room service, swank showers, super soft sheets. Hotels that charge by the hour are super important for adults still living with their parents. Feeling less "nice" now. ?

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keggergoldy
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This mug may no longer be relevant, but it is an excellent companion to my AM reading. In this passage, Ansari makes a funny-yet-anachronistic joke about picking someone up in 1990: "Hey, girl, come back here with that fine butt that's in them fly-ass acid-washed jeans and let me take you to a Spin Doctors/Better Than Ezra concert." Bonus points if you can spot the problem without Wikipedia. #pedantic

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keggergoldy
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OMG this book is hilarious AND academic.

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Smrloomis
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Kindle deal 🎉 really enjoyed this when I read it a few years ago.

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idrinkandiknowthings
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It's digital day on Amazon... Self control, where are you?! Not sure I can resist Modern Romance, even though I have a hard time imagining Aziz Asari as anyone other than Tom Haverford 😂

Owlizabeth If you have Netflix, I highly recommend Ansari‘s Master of None! 2y
idrinkandiknowthings @Owlizabeth thanks for the recommendation! I‘ve heard great things about it but as I‘ve been reading more I‘ve definitely been watching less TV 2y
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Andrea313
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Just gotta get through two more days, and then I will have twelve glorious days to rest and be lazy and most importantly, tear through all of these and more! Do you have time off coming up? What's your #vacation reading plan? #almostdone #DecDays #holidayreading

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WordyForever
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Definitely recommend reading this book and watching Parks & Rec at the same time like I did. You will hear Aziz‘s voice in your head, which just makes the whole thing better. Some very interesting research on relationships in the modern world, and great comparisons to previous generations. Loved it 👌🏼

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Brie
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This was a fun listen. Aziz is a great narrator. This memoir/sociological study on love and dating in the technological age was interesting and at times hilarious.

vivastory Now I want to watch Parks & Rec 😂 2y
Brie @vivastory That‘s what I thought while listening! 2y
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Ash.on.the.line
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#TheTruthAboutLove is that is always changing. Aziz really captured the changing dating scene in his book.

#TuneIntoNovember

Cinfhen I‘ve been meaning to read this but #somanybookssolittletime 2y
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VirginiaRevel

Started this book today without knowing anything about it! Initially thought it was going to be more of a comedy book, but now it's looking more like a serious sociological study...? I'll give it some time.

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Michelle_mck
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Lost for words and the generosity and thoughtfulness of the incredible @Lizpixie for my #halloweengoespostal #fallbookexchange the treasures and wonders abound! It is a feast for my senses! Thank you Liz you are a dear friend and I can‘t thank you enough. The “spring” take on the exchange for us being in the Southern Hemisphere was perfect ❤️💚❤️💚

Lizpixie I'm so glad you like it, I'm so sorry about the delay in getting it to you. The candle smells amazing doesn't it? I have the same one, I also have a Stars Hollow candle that smells soooo good! (edited) 2y
LeeRHarry Nice stash Michelle 😊 2y
LeeRHarry Those socks are ace @Lizpixie! Where did you get them from? 2y
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Michelle_mck @Lizpixie don‘t be sorry! It‘s amazing! The candle is amazing I‘m going to light it tomorrow 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Love the mug and the socks! 2y
sisilia Perfection 😍 2y
Lizpixie @LeeRHarry from Typo, I'm seriously thinking of getting myself a pair🌏 2y
LeeRHarry @Lizpixie me too! 😏 2y
LeahBergen The socks! And the Literary Tea! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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2BR02B
Mehso-so

Listening to this on audio was definitely the right choice- I burst out laughing several times at Aziz's vocal intonations alone. That said, there isn't a great deal of insight to be gleaned here if you're already familiar with OkTrends and Savage Love (and I am). My favorite sections were those addressing dating trends in other parts of the world- Qatar, Japan and Argentina.

Three down for #readathon @DeweysReadathon

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2BR02B
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Reading time at #readathon halfway point. Considering there's an eight hour work shift to account for, it's not too bad.

@DeweysReadathon

DebinHawaii Great job! 🎉👍 2y
drinkteareadbooks Nice! 🎉 2y
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2BR02B
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IT'S #READATHON TIME!! I've got a big ol' stack of graphic novels to plow through, and a few novels to break things up. I'm also listening to Modern Romance when I can't be physically reading. For some reason readathons often seem to fall on the few Saturdays I work, but hopefully it'll be a slow day and I can spend most of my time living the dream and getting #paidtoread. 🤓📚

@DeweysReadathon

ReadingEnvy I'm working a bit today too, for homecoming, but maybe I'll stick my Kindle in! 2y
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MissSarahLou
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Modern Romance explores many aspects of dating in our technologically advanced age. I started dating my husband before the release of the iPhone and the many dating apps that have come along with it, so I never personally had to deal with many of the issues covered in this book. However, I still found it relatable. Regardless of your current dating situation, this is a really interesting book. Plus, Ansari is hilarious!

RealLifeReading Such a fun audiobook! 2y
alvingregorio Me too! I thought this was going to be a humorous book, but got some good info. The More You Know 🌠 2y
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MissSarahLou
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I finished this audiobook while I cooked dinner tonight. Audiobooks make cooking seem much less tedious. 🍚🥒

jpmcwisemorgan I like to listen to audiobooks when I fold laundry! 2y
MissSarahLou @jpmcwisemorgan Good idea! Audiobooks make all chores a little bit easier! 2y
RadicalReader @MissSarahLou delicious dinner!! What did you make? 1y
MissSarahLou @RadicalReader Thank you! This is Korean Beef Bowls. It is one of my easy go-to meals. I found the recipe on skinnytaste.com. 1y
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MissSarahLou
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I haven't listened to many audiobooks in the past year or so. I have had this one half finished for some time now, so I started it up again on a walk with my dog today. I love that Aziz narrates the audiobook!

L_auren One my favorite audiobooks! 2y
MissSarahLou @L_auren It is really good. Aziz Ansari is hilarious! 2y
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Ash.on.the.line
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I'm on a reading roll today! Finished and enjoyed!
I'm in my 20s and dating is hard and this actually did connect with a lot of what I and others are feeling and going through!
I didn't necessarily agree with everything but it was interesting reading examples of others' thoughts on situations I've been through!
May not be everyone's cup of tea but some real research when into this.
*Also I could just hear Aziz reading to me 😂*

Ashley_Nicoletto I'm also in my 20's (late 20's 😂😂) and dating is super hard. I listened to this book a few years ago and a lot of it is 👌🏼 2y
KathyWheeler I'm 60 and have been married for 33 years. I still liked this book. Of course, when I was dating, nothing was like Ansari describes, but he made learning about these things fun. 2y
Ash.on.the.line @Ashley_Nicoletto yes it is😂 two Ashleys trying to figure out dating! 2y
Ash.on.the.line @KathyWheeler that's really interesting and great that you enjoyed it too! I think Ansari did a great job with this! 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto @Ash.on.the.line There was a brief period where every time I went on a bumble date I came home and told all my girlfriends I was never dating again. 😂😂😂😂😂 2y
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"I see people my age getting married to people they‘ve known for like a year and a half. A year and a half? Is that enough time to get to know someone to know you want to spend the rest of your life with them? I‘ve had sweaters for a year and a half and I was like 'What the fuck was I doing with this sweater?'".
Ansari has some surprisingly poignant and hilarious things to say on the subject of #modernlove.
#septembowie @Marchpane @Cinfhen

LauraBeth 😂😂 2y
Bambolina_81 That's so true!! 2y
britt_brooke 😆👏🏻 2y
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Cinfhen This has been on my TBR for too long! Need to read it already 😫 2y
youneverarrived 😂😂true! 2y
Ms_T ❤️😂 2y
No_One I loved this book! An extremely clever read. 😊 2y
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heyitsMacall
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I love funny people talking about real life. Aziz presents evidence of the evolution happening in romance. Utilizing credible sources as well.

mdhughes72 Audio is hilarious 😂 2y
iread2much I loved this book! It made me soooo happy that he used real research in writing this book 2y
heyitsMacall @iread2much I agree! It was definitely more than I expected 2y
iread2much 😄 2y
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tracy.m.ng

I have an extra "Modern Romance"; it's pretty funny and covers a lot of relevant dating topics in today's world. It's interesting how he meant to make this a sociological research but it reads more like a comedic memoir.. (with all the cursing and personal anecdotes)

Any takers?? #freebook #giveaway

kricheal Check @RaimeyGallant page. There is a lot of new litsy users interacting over there 😊 P.S. welcome to litsy #litsywelcomewagon 2y
RaimeyGallant @kricheal Thank for the shout out:) 2y
riversong153 Awesome sauce!! 2y
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Cinfhen Did anybody grab it yet??? I'd like to read it 😃 2y
tracy.m.ng Hey Cinfhen! Sorry for the late reply! (Life got in the way lol) no one did, so yay you win! Can you message me or email me your address? Tracy.ng4@gmail.com 2y
Cinfhen I‘m so sorry! I‘m just seeing this message now😬is the book still available?!? 2y
tracy.m.ng Yes!! Can you email me your address lol? 2y
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Gezemice
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Dating has fundamentally changed with the smart phone. A huge pool of candidates are available at a swipe of a button, and young people enjoy a long stretch of independence before marriage. We look for the best.

Aziz Ansari explores the new dating game backed by a team of researchers. Focus groups, interviews and actual text messages give us illuminating insight. Ansari writes well, but his humor is a major fail. ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

Zelma Very good point about technology and relationships, but what would we do without Litsy? 😱 2y
Kimberlone I think the humor comes across really well in the audiobook (for anyone familiar with Ansari's comedy, it really helps to hear his voice). I found myself laughing out loud A LOT when listening to it. 2y
Gezemice @Kimberlone I listened to it. I have not even smiled. I just got annoyed every time he was trying so hard for a funny interlude. I do love humorous books (laughed out a lot during Born a Crime or reading Furiously Happy), so I guess we must have a different sense of humor... 2y
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Gezemice @Zelma Litsy is great... but we can have hundreds of relationships here and it is all ok! 😊 (edited) 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa LoL! And I just bought this one over Labor Day weekend on sale at BAM. Definitely not odd coincidences any more....maybe just lucky coincidences? 2y
Gezemice @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Really? Lol! Did you read my mind? ??Actually I was out of audiobooks and this one was available on Overdrive. It was on my "on-radar" list... so I was an opportunist. It is a good, quick listen, but his humor annoyed me a lot. I think I am a connosseur of humorous books (Discworld!!), but I did not think he was funny at all. Maybe I am just getting old... but Trevor Noah is about the same age, so maybe not. 2y
tracy.m.ng Lol I love how in his stand ups after this book he reused the jokes (and also on the fallon show too) 2y
Gezemice @tracy.m.ng 👍 2y
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DorkieHollieReads
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"We are all like a Flo Rida song; the more time you spend with us, the more you see how special we are. "
I love his quote and this book was way more informative than I expected. It was a great mixture of research and Aziz's humor and was quite enjoyable. Also, Aziz narrates his book in the audiobook, which makes it that much better. Haha

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An interesting take on dating in today's society. I appreciated the multi-cultural birds-eye view. A third of all marriages in the US are a result of online dating. I'm missing out on 1/3 of potential mates!

riversong153 I've never read this one but someone recommended it. What made it so-so? 2y
Smartypants @riversong153 For me it was so-so because I thought it would be a bit more anecdotal with jokes and stories from Aziz Ansari. It's a good read for those looking for a sociological perspective on current and global dating practices. The author did incorporate some humor and personal stories, just fewer than I anticipated. ❤ 2y
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