Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Aziz Ansari's Book on Modern Romance

Aziz Ansari - Modern Romance

Excerpt from Chapter 5 - International Investigations of Love:

"My initial thought was that Tokyo would have a highly active dating scene. It is a booming metropolis, throbbing with life and energy, arguably even more so than New York. You have everything – the tastiest restaurants, the coolest stores, and the weirdest stuff that you can't find anywhere else in the world. An entire video arcade filled with nothing but photo booths? Yep. A vending machine that grows and sells fresh heads of lettuce? Yep. A restaurant with a dinner show where bikini-clad dancers ride in on huge robots and tanks? What else do you think goes down at the Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku?

Plus, I'd heard rumors of "love hotels" – which are what they sound like: hotels specifically built for hooking up. But, of course, this being Japan, they sometimes have really amazing decor – there's even a Jurassic Park–themed one. Seriously, this exists. I am not joiking.

NOTE: There were no photos available online so this is an artist rendition commissioned by me for the book. I hope the rooms are this cool and you get picked up from the airport in a tricked-out JP Ford Explorer from the nineties."

New York Times - "Review: Aziz Ansari’s ‘Modern Romance’ Explores Dating in the Digital Age"

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