August 23rd, 2013
10:26 AM ET
We always assumed the wisdom of Aziz Ansari was priceless, but for one publisher it might be worth a few million.
According to reports, Penguin Press has secured a book on "modern courtship" from Ansari - and rumor has it the deal was made for around $3.5 million.
Ansari, a comedian and actor who plays Tom Haverford on NBC's "Parks and Recreation," is expected to illuminate his readers on how technology has impacted love and romance.
The as-yet-untitled text is expected to arrive in September 2015. According to the Hollywood Reporter, it'll "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."
Ansari has touched on this topic in his stand-up before - he has a great routine on "texting with girls" - and we're hoping he'll bring his signature sense of humor to the book as well.
"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," the 30-year-old said in a statement. "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."
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