Comedian Aziz Ansari’s first book, an exploration of modern romance titled, well, Modern Romance, comes out in June, and he’s been fielding a lot of questions about what it’s all about—so he went on Twitter Thursday to explain.
Ansari says he created a research project with New York University sociologist Eric Klinenberg that took over a year to complete and involved hundreds of interviews across the world. “We talked to old people, married people, young people, single people, everybody,” Ansari tweeted. “After that, I learned a shit ton and put it all down to make a book that is interesting, thoughtful, and hilarious.”
Modern Romance arrives in stores June 16. Check out Ansari’s “nice huge Twitter rant” below to see what it’s all about.