My First Time with Aziz Ansari

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

My first audio book, and he gives me flack about it. Ha! Funny story, I requested this and the physical book version from the public library along with Tina Fey’s audio book and Amy Poehler’s audio and physical book. This one just came in first.

Of course I only decided to listen to these audio books because they’re comedic memoirs read by the people I love who actually wrote them. Other than that reason, I may have never popped an audio book into my CD player.

This book by Aziz Ansari is less of a memoir and more of a sociological journal of Ansari’s research with a mix of his comedic wit. I may be biased being a sociology major, but it’s a book that applies to everyone with a lot of interesting finds on today’s dating world, especially with the existence of match making technology. Plus it’s Aziz Ansari.

While some of the text is a little textbook-ish, it’s still some interesting stuff, and it’s presented in a hilarious way. I think this should be a textbook assigned to sociology majors, and it would easily be one of the most talked about among them. “Ooh! Did she assign you guys ‘Modern Romance?’ That was my favorite. I got an A on that essay.”

Now this was just the audio book, and a lot of my review is influenced by the fact that Aziz himself was reading to me, and it felt like he was telling me a story, and I loved imagining that we were bffs, but reading the actual book myself will be a whole other experience. And I’m excited to see all the charts and graphs myself. Nonetheless, the material was still interesting, and I recommend this audio book and the physical one to everyone.

My own thoughts on modern romance: I don’t judge anyone who relies on technological match making for their romantic successes. I’ve seen it work well, but I’m old-fashioned, and I have a little bit of faith. I believe if it’s meant to be, it will be without me forging it through an app. By that I mean, I’m not ready to settle down, and I never will be, but should I be without realizing it, I believe the universe will tell me.

I’ll probably be running my foster based rescue, and he’ll be one of my biggest fosters, and we’ll go halfsies on a giant house for all of our interchanging fosters and live happily ever after.

I just got an email saying the Tina Fey’s audio version of Bossypants is ready for me, so next up, hanging out with Tina Fey.

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