Romance, Pizza, Instagram, Aziz Ansari Has A Book Deal
The 30-year-old comedian's book will be out in 2015.
Aziz Ansari will be channelling his comedic musings via the page now that he’s signed a $3.5m book deal with Penguin, The Parks And Rec star will tell us all about romantic life and technology through the eyes of the 30-year-old.
Aziz Ansari at The New York premiere of Epic.
"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,” Anzari divulged in a statement regarding his new book deal. “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."
Scott Moyers, vice president and publisher of The Penguin Press said, "So much of Aziz Ansari's brilliant humor comes from grasping the hidden forces that govern our everyday lives. I'm delighted but not surprised that he is the one who is going to make sense of the strange new world that singles have to navigate today." (The Hollywood Reporter)
Ansari has gone from strength to strength since Parks.
Set for a September 2015 release, Ansari’s book will “provide an investigation into what Ansari argues is an entirely new era for singles, in which the basic issues facing a single person - whom we meet, how we meet them, and what happens next - have been radically altered by new technologies."
Loads of popular comedy stars are getting books now, probably because it’s cool to read stuff again. At a Starbucks on your tablet. Or just at home in your massive bay window. Lena Dunham got $3.7m for her book in October, while Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak have all agreed to write words.