"Parks and Recreation" strar will explore how technology has changed what it means to be single
Aziz Ansari would like to help you navigate the seas of modern romance.
The "Parks and Recreation" star has signed a deal with the Penguin Press to write his first book, the publisher said Thursday.
The book will explore "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," according to Penguin. Ansari will enlist the the help of "noted academics" to explore the issue via interviews and original research, according to the publisher.
So what sort of modern dating dilemmas will Ansari explore?
"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 offered. "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."
According to Publisher's Weekly, Anzari is raking in a rumored $3.5 million advance for the book. Which should take his mind off of whatever food pictures the object of his affection is posting.
The book is tentatively scheduled for a Sept. 2015 release.