Modern Romance

Modern Romance Author Aziz Ansari
ISBN-10 9780143109259
Release 2016-06-14
Pages 288
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The acclaimed comedian teams up with a New York University sociologist to explore the nature of modern relationships, evaluating how technology is shaping contemporary relationships and considering the differences between courtships of the past and present.



Modern Romance

Modern Romance Author Aziz Ansari
ISBN-10 0141981466
Release 2016-02-01
Pages 288
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People today have more romantic options than at any point in human history, and thanks to social media, smartphones and online dating, our ability to connect with these options are staggering. Yet we also have to face absurd new dilemmas, such as what to think when someone doesn't reply to your text but has time to post a photo of a pizza on Instagram. While Aziz Ansari has long aimed his comedic insight at modern relationships, here he teams up with sociologist Eric Klinenberg to research dating cultures from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to Paris. The result is a hilarious tour of the romantic landscape.



Modern Romance

Modern Romance Author Aziz Ansari
ISBN-10 9780698179967
Release 2015-06-16
Pages 288
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The #1 New York Times Bestseller A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation’s sharpest comedic voices At some point, every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of relationships, all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection. This seems standard now, but it’s wildly different from what people did even just decades ago. Single people today have more romantic options than at any point in human history. With technology, our abilities to connect with and sort through these options are staggering. So why are so many people frustrated? Some of our problems are unique to our time. “Why did this guy just text me an emoji of a pizza?” “Should I go out with this girl even though she listed Combos as one of her favorite snack foods? Combos?!” “My girlfriend just got a message from some dude named Nathan. Who’s Nathan? Did he just send her a photo of his penis? Should I check just to be sure?” But the transformation of our romantic lives can’t be explained by technology alone. In a short period of time, the whole culture of finding love has changed dramatically. A few decades ago, people would find a decent person who lived in their neighborhood. Their families would meet and, after deciding neither party seemed like a murderer, they would get married and soon have a kid, all by the time they were twenty-four. Today, people marry later than ever and spend years of their lives on a quest to find the perfect person, a soul mate. For years, Aziz Ansari has been aiming his comic insight at modern romance, but for Modern Romance, the book, he decided he needed to take things to another level. He teamed up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg and designed a massive research project, including hundreds of interviews and focus groups conducted everywhere from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to Wichita. They analyzed behavioral data and surveys and created their own online research forum on Reddit, which drew thousands of messages. They enlisted the world’s leading social scientists, including Andrew Cherlin, Eli Finkel, Helen Fisher, Sheena Iyengar, Barry Schwartz, Sherry Turkle, and Robb Willer. The result is unlike any social science or humor book we’ve seen before. In Modern Romance, Ansari combines his irreverent humor with cutting-edge social science to give us an unforgettable tour of our new romantic world. From the Hardcover edition.



Modern Romance and Transformations of the Novel

Modern Romance and Transformations of the Novel Author Ian Duncan
ISBN-10 0521021065
Release 2005-10-13
Pages 308
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Modern Romance examines the relationship between the revival of romance form and the ascendancy of the novel in British literary culture, from 1760 to 1850. The revival of romance as the literary embodiment of a national cultural identity provided a metaphor for the 'authenticity' of the novel itself, set against the changing formations of modern life. The material conditions, cultural status and formal repertoire of prose fiction were given a canonical transformation, leading to the form's nineteenth-century heyday, in Scott's Waverley novels. Ian Duncan's illuminating and innovative study begins with the first identification of modern prose fiction with romance form in the late eighteenth-century Gothic novel, and moves through Scott's highly influential dialectical blend of romance and history, to his relations with his successor in the role of national author, Charles Dickens.



Stainless

Stainless Author Todd Grimson
ISBN-10 9781936182244
Release 2012-02-01
Pages 240
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Resurrecting a horrifying and romantic narrative that broke fresh ground for its genre, this newly rereleased novel sets a vampire story in contemporary Los Angeles—the pleasure dome of late 1990s sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll culture. Unlike the vampires that came before her, Justine does not shun crosses, she watches horror movies on television, and she sets upon her prey in an almost apologetic way, never killing her victims but leaving them unconscious instead. She soon finds herself entwined in a very human sexual relationship with Keith, a down-on-his-luck rock guitarist whose hands have recently been mangled by a gang of drug dealers. Justine nurtures Keith out of his depression and drug addiction as he in turn becomes her lover and accomplice in her nocturnal predations. The relationship between the undead and the living is realistically and tragically portrayed as Keith acts both as Justine's enabler and unwitting nemesis and, in this classic role reversal, ends up having to destroy the one he loves in order to save her.



Modern romance

Modern romance Author David Levinthal
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822029988334
Release 2000-10
Pages 138
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American-born photographer Levinthal has earned national recognition by creating potent, ironic, and sometimes controversial visions using miniature figures and toys as characters in staged tableaux. Since publishing his first major work in 1977 (Hitler Moves East: A Graphic Chronicle, 1941-43), he has worked with Barbie, blackface memorabilia, toy soldiers, and various modeling figures to explore the icons and stereotypes of popular culture. Levinthal executed his series Modern Romance in the mid-1980s. Echoing the paintings of Edward Hopper and film noir, these are scenes of urban life in dreamy neon-lit color and television blues. Levinthal shows us figures lingering on street corners, entering movie theaters, passing through alleys, conversing in diners, and interacting in confined spaces. He also depicts the impersonal landscape of the city: cop cars on the streets, doorways, and murky bedrooms. Levinthal's lovely and vaguely troubling photographs house a tension of possibilities; with details obscured, they speak of solitude, sexual isolation, and urban anxiety. An illuminating essay by Eugenia Parry opens the book, nicely placing this formative series in both a personal and an artistic context. This is serious art, dealing with fascinating ideas. Highly recommended for contemporary art collections of academic and public libraries. Deborah Miller, Minneapolis--Library Journal



Modern Romance

Modern Romance Author Abookaday
ISBN-10 1535282371
Release 2016-07-28
Pages 46
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Warning: This is an independent addition to Modern Romance, meant to enhance your experience of the original book. If you have not yet bought original copy, make sure to purchase it before buying this unofficial summary from aBookaDay. In the introduction to this book, Ansari starts with a funny dating anecdote from his personal history with dating and informs the reader that the reason that he took on this project was his own desire to learn more about modern romance. Together with his research partner, sociologist Eric Klinenberg, the author has assembled information from a variety of sources including psychological and sociological research, interviews with experts in various relevant areas, quantitative data from online dating services, and qualitative data from focus groups both in person and conducted online via a few subgroups on reddit. Read more....Download your copy today!Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved



Going Solo

Going Solo Author Eric Klinenberg
ISBN-10 9780143122777
Release 2013
Pages 272
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A sociologist explores the demographic rise in people who are living alone, including interviews with young professionals, middle-aged singles, the divorced and the elderly and discovers that they are more engaged in social and civic life than their married counterparts. 25,000 first printing.



Maggie Darling

Maggie Darling Author James Howard Kunstler
ISBN-10 1555846718
Release 2007-12-01
Pages 336
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She's the goddess of hearth and home, America's millionaire media maven of domesticity, Connecticut's most dazzling hostess, and everything in her world is perfect-except that Maggie Darling's picture-book life has suddenly gone off the rails. Amid the extravagant trappings of a Christmas Eve bash, she spies her swinish stockbroker husband slipping out of a powder room moments after his creamy young colleague. Matrimonial meltdown launches Maggie on a year of romance and misadventure, starting with an ill-fated fling with British rock star-turned-movie-actor Frederick Swann. Back home, a sniper is loose on the Merritt Parkway and a gang known as the Businessman's Lunch Posse is terrorizing patrons of Manhattan's four-star restaurants. Meanwhile, Maggie's son Hooper drops out of college and falls into the company of the sinister gangsta-rap group Chill Az Def. As calamity piles on catastrophe, can Maggie Darling brilliantly resolve the collapse of civilization as we wish we knew it?



Date onomics

Date onomics Author Jon Birger
ISBN-10 9780761187103
Release 2015-08-25
Pages 240
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It’s not that he’s just not that into you—it’s that there aren’t enough of him. And the numbers prove it. Using a combination of demographics, statistics, game theory, and number-crunching, Date-onomics tells what every single, college-educated, heterosexual, looking-for-a-partner woman needs to know: The “man deficit” is real. It’s a fascinating, if sobering read, with two critical takeaways: One, it’s not you. Two, knowledge is power, so here’s what to do about it. The shortage of college-educated men is not just a big-city phenomenon frustrating women in New York and L.A. Among young college grads, there are four eligible women for every three men nationwide. This unequal ratio explains not only why it’s so hard to find a date, but a host of social issues, from the college hookup culture to the reason Salt Lake City is becoming the breast implant capital of America. Then there’s the math that says that a woman’s good looks can keep men from approaching her—particularly if they feel the odds aren’t in their favor. Fortunately, there are also solutions: what college to attend (any with strong sciences or math), where to hang out (in New York, try a fireman’s bar), where to live (Colorado, Seattle, “Man” Jose), and why never to shy away from giving an ultimatum.



Invitation to a Bonfire

Invitation to a Bonfire Author Adrienne Celt
ISBN-10 9781408895160
Release 2018-07-12
Pages 256
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A seductive, sensual and sinister love triangle set in 1930s America and inspired by the infamous Nabokov marriage Zoya Andropova, a young Russian refugee, finds herself in an elite New Jersey boarding school. Having lost her family, her home and her sense of purpose, Zoya struggles to belong, a task made more difficult by her new country's paranoia about Soviet spies. When she meets charismatic fellow Russian émigré Leo Orlov – whose books Zoya has obsessed over for years – everything seems to change. But she soon discovers that Leo is bound by the sinister orchestrations of his brilliant wife, Vera, and that their relationship is far more complex than Zoya could ever have imagined.



A Modern Romance Short Stories

A Modern Romance Short Stories Author Sherrie Lynn
ISBN-10 9781365151446
Release 2016-06-24
Pages 104
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Three unique short stories that read like a full novel plus one bonus short from the Modern Romance series. Meet Shaleah Hart & Eddie Lancing... Eddie was her high school sweetheart but things didn't work out. Now years later He is back in town. Can Shaleah & Eddie find their way back to each other? Meet Tyre & The Twins in MR II. Tyre's luck start to change after meeting former police detective Breona Wells and her twin. Can they put their past behind them and find true love? Say hello to Soren & Tanis, old friends attempting to sort out their friendship in a changing world. A Dialog driven, Rhyming Romance in MR III. Would world issues change if in 2016 people were convinced they'd discovered the only true daughter of God? This is what happen to Felicitee as a result of a social experiment spiraling out of control. She know she is a mortal being who desire to love and be loved. Could Ronan Babtiste be that man? Will her followers allow it? MR 4.



The Blackmail Marriage

The Blackmail Marriage Author Penny Jordan
ISBN-10 9781426842122
Release 2009-07-01
Pages 192
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Prince Luc D'Urbino needs a wife—urgently. His Mediterranean principality is in turmoil, and only a royal wedding will solve the problem! Years ago Carrie Broadbent shared one night of passion with Luc, so now she's more than a little surprised when he returns and demands they marry…threatening to reveal a family secret that could ruin reputations and lives. Carrie is forced to accept Luc's proposal and all that it entails: staying by his side for better and for worse, as his princess and his lover….



Modern Romance Coloring Book

Modern Romance Coloring Book Author Rupi Kaur
ISBN-10 1366431146
Release 2017-01-24
Pages
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We present 25 Gitanjali poems and 25 awesome hand drawn adult coloring images. Color these images and recite these poetries together at Sunset/evening. The romance quotients between you would increase exponentially.



The Innocent s Surrender

The Innocent s Surrender Author Sara Craven
ISBN-10 9784596666376
Release 2014-10-21
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Natasha closes her lips tightly, determined to block his passionate kiss, as she gives her defenseless bare body to Alex Mandrakis. She'd carelessly signed that contract to save her adoptive family, but she had no idea it contained such a pitfall! In essence, she has sold herself. Sold herself as security for a loan, in the name of marriage, to the cold-blooded, vain and handsome-as-the-devil Alex. Ignoring her silent pleas for mercy, Alex cruelly steals her purity. For Natasha, it's the beginning of a new tragedy!



Foolproof and Other Mathematical Meditations

Foolproof  and Other Mathematical Meditations Author Brian Hayes
ISBN-10 9780262036863
Release 2017-09-22
Pages 248
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A collection of math-oriented essays previously published in Scientific American, and American Scientist. One is titled Foolproof.



Modern Love

Modern Love Author David Shumway
ISBN-10 9780814798300
Release 2003-08-01
Pages 269
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“My ideas of romance came from the movies,” said Woody Allen, and it is to the movies—as well as to novels, advice columns, and self-help books—that David Shumway turns for his history of modern love. Modern Love argues that a crisis in the meaning and experience of marriage emerged when it lost its institutional function of controlling the distribution of property, and instead came to be seen as a locus for feelings of desire, togetherness, and loss. Over the course of the twentieth century, partly in response to this crisis, a new language of love—“intimacy”—emerged, not so much replacing but rather coexisting with the earlier language of “romance.” Reading a wide range of texts, from early twentieth-century advice columns and their late twentieth-century antecedent, the relationship self-help book, to Hollywood screwball comedies, and from the “relationship films” of Woody Allen and his successors to contemporary realist novels about marriages, Shumway argues that the kinds of stories the culture has told itself have changed. Part layperson’s history of marriage and romance, part meditation on intimacy itself, Modern Love will be both amusing and interesting to almost anyone who thinks about relationships (and who doesn’t?).