Past Meetup

Modern Romance: Aziz Ansari

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16 people went

Price: £2.00 /per person

Brixton Library

Brixton · London

How to find us

First room to the left as you enter, with glass doors

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Details

A hilarious, eye-opening tour of the new romantic landscape, from one of America's sharpest comic voices, Aziz Ansari, and leading sociologists, Eric Klinenberg.

A book on how technology, Tinder, globalization, and culture, have influenced how we do love.

New York Times
-A sprightly, easygoing hybrid of fact, observation, advice and comedy.-

Steven Levitt, coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestselling Freakonomics -Always-hilarious Aziz Ansari proves you can be smart and funny at the same time. Not only did I laugh my ass off, I really learned stuff. Where was this book when I was 22 years old? -

The Guardian
-Entertaining and illuminating.-

Helen Fisher, Senior Research Fellow, The Kinsey Institute; author of Why Him? Why Her?
-Ansari and Klinenberg elegantly capture the entirely new ways that singles communicate, court, and find love today. Modern Romance is a captivating read, with deep insight into history, science, and culture, and loads of wit and charm. Along the way, you may even collect some valuable tips for finding a soul mate.

Rolling Stone
-A hilarious, often unsettling account of what young singles go through as they search for love in the digital age.-

Boston Globe
-A funny and scholarly examination of the 24-hour romance cycle.-

Paste Magazine
-The book is an obsessive exploration of what makes hearts flutter and break across the globe, but most importantly, it dissects those ideas through the lens of a right-and-left swiping society. And as a result, Ansari's final product doesn't only feel complete--it's hilariously executed, even without his unmistakable high-register voice belting the punchlines. At 250 pages, Modern Romance is a lean, pithy read that's perfect to reach the tech-obsessed generation it explores.-

Refinery 29
-An engaging look at the often head-scratching, frequently infuriating mating behaviors that shape our love lives.-

O, The Oprah Magazine
-Even comedy phenoms get dumped. But when it was this Parks and Recreation star's turn, he channeled the rejection into an extensive (and riotous) investigation of the current state of dating, going as far as recruiting an NYU sociologist to be his collaborator/wingman.-

No Book?

Available on Amazon, or from your local book store.

The Session

The session kicks off at 2pm and lasts approximately 2 hours. An agenda with key questions arising from the text will be used to frame the discussion. It's a creative session where everyone is encouraged to contribute and share.

Travel

Brixton Library is moments from Brixton Tube station

RSVP'ing and Waiting List

If there are no more spaces do join the waiting list. Those down to attend may have to change their plans.

Fee

£2. If you need to change your plans, refunds are issued up until 5 days before the session.