Aziz Ansari Turns to Reddit for Help with His New Book


In August, Aziz Ansari signed a deal to write his first book, an untitled semi-academic tome about “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.” Today, Ansari announced that he created a subreddit section on the website Reddit to start conversations to help him research the book via personal stories from Reddit users.

The subreddit, called “Modern Romantics,” features a bunch of questions from Ansari (like “Has anyone broken up or gotten into a huge fight with a partner based on something you saw on their phone or computer?” and “Has anyone done an arranged marriage? How did that go?”), and he’ll be responding to and discussing posts there alongside NYU professor and author Eric Klinenberg, who’s helping him with the book, which is expected to be released in 2015.