I’m familiar with Aziz’s standup and TV characters, so I picked up Modern Romance expecting to laugh a lot. I did, but what I didn’t count on was how much I would learn. Ansari’s trademark excitable humor acts as a palatable sidekick to a nobler goal than mere comedy. He blends the laughs with some actual sociological insights into relationships in the 21st century—how has technology changed us? What are the differences in the ways millennials pursue love versus the way their grandparents found it? He answers these questions, and raises other important ones for you to dwell on—and still gets you to chuckle the entire time.
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