Too many mothers are wringing their hands in anguish while worrying about their daughters'/sons' lack of spouses. There is a generational disconnect that this book might clear up. The generations that met their future soul mates around their corners can't conceive of falling in love before ever meeting. In 1932 a socializing study from University of Pennsylvania looked through 5000 marriage licenses. One third of the people who married had lived within five blocks of each other when they met. Today, a similar number first "met" on line, some living a country apart.
Ansari begins the book with an introduction that explains an experience he had that caused him to question today's dating and communication habits. Waiting for a woman to answer an invitation for a date that he sent via text was driving him crazy. He wanted to know more about the days before electronic communication, and so this book began. They interviewed focus groups and shared interesting findings sprinkled with humorous interpretations.
If you are looking for a typical comedian's book of funny memoirs, this is probably not the book for you, but if you want to think a bit while laughing, buy Ansari's book. This is a great holiday gift for parent or young man/woman who is having trouble communicating with a parent.
Publisher - Penguin Press
Date of Publication - June 16, 2015