Aziz Ansari signs first book deal, aimed at singles in our modern age
Stand-up comedian and lovable character on NBC’s ‘Parks and Recreation,’ Aziz Ansari, has signed a book deal with Penguin Press. The new book will be about being single in today’s tech-forward era, a popular topic in Ansari’s stand-up routine.
Most people know Ansari from his role in “Parks and Recreation” but the rising star is also a very popular and talented stand-up comedian. The new deal was confirmed yesterday from Penguin Press, this will be his first book. According to the publisher the book will focus on “an entire 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.”
“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 stated. “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.”
The reported deal will add $3.5 million, paid in advance, to Ansari’s coffers. As of right now, the book has a launch date of September 2015.