Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Book Review: Modern Romance
AUTHOR: Aziz Ansari
PUBLISHED: June 2015
GENRE: Social Commentary, Humor
PREMISE: Comedian Aziz Ansari conducts some research into what romance is like in the days of technology.
MY REVIEW: This book is really interesting. You're probably going to see me say that a lot in this review. Because that's mostly what it boils down too. It's just a plain interesting subject. How has modern technology effected the way we romance? The answer is...a lot.
I love the way Ansari went about his research. He talked to a wide variety of people and cultures. He did not just go into what romance is like in the US. He looked into dating in Japan and various other countries as well. He asked older couples how they went about romance and found some interesting comparisons between that and how we date today. He also remembered not everyone is straight and looked into romance in the LGBT communities.
It's just all very interesting. Being a comedian, he finds lots of humor in the situations so it is a funny book as well as a social commentary book. I appreciate that for once, a book on this sort of subject didn't despair of how technology is ruining the youths. It never tried to lead you to any sort of feeling about the subject either. It basically just presented you with the information and let you come to your own conclusions about the subject. It's a very fascinating book. If you're interested in subjects like this, I definitely recommend giving it a look.
WHO SHOULD READ: people interested in the subject matter, Aziz Ansari fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five interesting subjects