Aziz Ansari Writing a Book About Modern-Day Dating
The comedian is picking up a pen to explore love, single life and how it's all been transformed by technology in a tome to be published by Peguin Press. Though details of the contract were not revealed, Publisher's Weekly reported it landed Ansari a $3.5 million advance.
Ansari, the who plays self-professed ladies' man Tom Haverford on the NBC show Parks and Recreation, will tackle — through talking to experts and conducting his own experiments — how issues facing single people have been shaped by this ever-changing, technologically-obsessed era.
"You know when you text someone you're romantically interested in and you don't hear anything back and then you see them post a photo of a pizza on Instagram? That's exactly what I want this book to deal with," Ansari said in a statement. "These are strange conundrums that no generation has ever faced before and it's a fascinating jumping off point for what I hope will be a very interesting book about modern courtship."
It's just like Drew Barrymore said in He's Just Not That Into You: "I can’t text. I’m not charming via text. But it’s not just texting. It’s email. It’s voicemail. It’s snail mail. Whatever, none of it's working."
The book, as of yet untitled, is expected to hit shelves in September 2015.