Book Reviews / Food for Thought

Book Review: Modern Romance

It’s fine if you bought this book thinking it would be a bunch of humorous personal essays by Aziz Ansari about his love life.  That’s what I thought I was getting into, and I was about 94% wrong.  What you get instead is a sociological study of how technology has impacted the dating and marriage scene over the last 60 years or so.  This book was years of research in the making and it reads like a textbook.  But not a boring textbook – a funny textbook that would inspire me to give a glowing review to my teacher on RateMyProfessor.com.

So this book may not be what you expect, but don’t let that turn you off because it’s full of insight.  The results of the study are incredibly interesting, and I guarantee you’ll recognize yourself in the pages.  You’ll let out a “totally!” when Ansari describes why Tinder works and a “yea that makes sense” when he explains why the problem isn’t having too few options, it’s having too many.  We spend so much time complaining about dating – it’s time somebody took a good hard look at why.

5 out of 5 stars.

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