Aziz Ansari’s debut book Modern Romance is out June 16, and the comedian revealed on Twitter that he also recorded an audio version. The intro is available to listen via SoundCloud. “I wonder what you’re doing right now,” he says. “Are you curled up with some tea by the fire? You throw this MP3 on? Oh, that sounds nice.”
Co-authored by sociologist Eric Klinenberg, the book aims to “chip away at the changing state of love,” and an excerpt in Time revealed that Modern Romance also focuses on how social media influences our love lives. “In the course of our research, I also discovered something surprising: the winding road from the classified section of yore to Tinder has taken an unexpected turn,” Ansari writes. “Our phones and texts and apps might just be bringing us full circle, back to an old-fashioned version of courting that is closer to what my own parents experienced than you might guess.”
The intro has none of that. Smooth, sexy music plays in the background and Ansari ends the two-minute clip with a quote straight from Tom Haverford’s brain: “If this were playing in a grocery store right now, everyone would just start f-cking in the aisles.” Enjoy.