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 24. 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 audiobook, 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.
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Auteur(s) : Julia le 09/06/2016
great book for everyone but especial singles!
I love Aziz and that's why I chose to listen to this book instead of read it. So glad I did. I thought this book was going to just be funny but I actually learned a lot. I really found the stats and studies interesting.
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Auteur(s) : O. Couston le 28/03/2017
drôle, mais pas seulement
Appréciant beaucoup Aziz Ansari, quand j'ai vu qu'il lisait lui même son propre livre, j'ai sauté sur ce livre audio. A ma grande surprise, l’intérêt ne réside pas que dans la narration amusante. Il s'agit d'une vraie recherche accompagnée d'une véritable réflexion sur la romance moderne. Tout y passe: les méthodes de rencontre, la communication, le mariage, la fidélité, la comparaison entre les générations, les différentes cultures, les causes, les conséquences, les solutions. Beaucoup plus intéressant que ce à quoi je m'attendais, tout en restant très amusant
Si vous avez vu la série Master of None, dont il est aussi l'auteur, ainsi que ses one-man shows, certaines annecdotes vous parraitront familières