Congratulations are in order for Aziz Ansari, who you’ll know from his gig on Parks and Recreation, because he just became the richest Bullett Magazine contributor ever. The comedian and actor, who interviewed himself for us a while back, just landed a book deal with Penguin, reported to be worth $3.5.
He explained a bit more about what the book is about (via The AV Club):
“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. 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.”
Feels like you can get that sort of thing for free constantly on Twitter every single second of the day, but alright, we’re fans, and open to see what he’s got up his sleeve. His thoughts on relationships and getting older from his Bullett piece might shed some more light on the type of stuff he’ll be writing about:
Buried Alive is about three things: babies, marriage, and love. I’m about to hit 30, people are settling down, and what do you do if the idea of changing your entire life and getting married and having kids still seems like a far-off thing? I’d been seeing all these people with babies and I thought, How are they not more terrified about bringing a life into the world and being solely responsible for raising it? How do all those dummies out there manage to raise children? It seems so hard. Marriage—again, I saw people from college getting married and it scared me. It seems so strange to think, I’m going to be with this person until I die. And then I thought deeper. Why am I so scared of it? And I think it’s because it’s really hard to meet people that you really, really connect with.
As numerous sites have pointed out, the price tag is a bit shy of Lena Dunham’s deal. For some reason there hasn’t been a huge backlash against the news of this deal, however. Weird how that works.