Modern Romance

Modern Romance
Author: Aziz Ansari,Eric Klinenberg
Release: 2015-06-16
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780698179967
Language: en
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The #1 New York Times Bestseller “An engaging look at the often head-scratching, frequently infuriating mating behaviors that shape our love lives.” —Refinery 29 A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from Aziz Ansari, the star of Master of None and 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.

Modern Romance

Modern Romance
Author: Aziz Ansari,Eric Klinenberg
Release: 2016-06-14
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780143109259
Language: en
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The #1 New York Times Bestseller “An engaging look at the often head-scratching, frequently infuriating mating behaviors that shape our love lives.” —Refinery 29 A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from Aziz Ansari, the star of Master of None and 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.

Modern Romance

Modern Romance
Author: Aziz Ansari,Eric Klinenberg
Release: 2015-06-16
Editor: Allen Lane
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0241211832
Language: en
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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 abilities to connect with these options are staggering. Yet we also have to face new and absurd 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. But this transformation of our romantic lives cannot be explained by technology alone. Whereas once most people would find a decent person who probably lived in their neighbourhood and marry by the age of 23, today we spend years of our lives on a quest to find our soulmate. While Ansari has long aimed his comedic insight at modern relationships, here he teamed up with award-winning sociologist Eric Klinenberg to research dating cultures from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to Paris, crunch the quantitative data and interview some of the world's leading social scientists. The result is an unforgettable tour of the romantic landscape.

Indelible

Indelible
Author: Jove Belle
Release: 2010-12-01
Editor: Bold Strokes Books Inc
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781602824935
Language: en
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Angie Dressen's goal in life is simple. She wants her son, Oliver, to have the childhood she never had. She remembers coming in second to the never-ending stream of girlfriends her father brought home, and she wants Oliver to know he comes first. Besides, between working full time as a waitress, struggling to finish her degree one class at a time, and raising her son, Angie doesn't have time for love. Or so she thinks. Luna Rinaldi is the wild-haired, leather-wearing embodiment of all Angie's relationship fears. She's a well-respected tattoo artist with a long list of past lovers and a reputation for leaving in the middle of the night. She's also kind, thoughtful, and adventurous, with a serious soft spot for Angie and Oliver. The two enter into a tenuous relationship, one that leaves Luna wanting more and Angie resisting the promise in Luna's eyes. When they are together, though, Angie wants to believe in love, trust, and the possibility of forever.

Modern Romance September 2021 Books 5 8 Crowned for His Desert Twins Forbidden to Her Spanish Boss Redeemed by His New York Cinderella Proof of Their One Hot Night

Modern Romance September 2021 Books 5 8  Crowned for His Desert Twins   Forbidden to Her Spanish Boss   Redeemed by His New York Cinderella   Proof of Their One Hot Night
Author: Clare Connelly,Susan Stephens,Jadesola James,Emmy Grayson
Release: 2021-09-02
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Pages: 768
ISBN: 9780008918347
Language: en
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Red Hot Romances from Mills & Boon!

Poetry Modern Romance and Rhetoric

Poetry  Modern Romance and Rhetoric
Author: George Moir,William Spalding
Release: 1851
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 381
ISBN: NYPL:33433087360628
Language: en
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Modern Romance and Transformations of the Novel

Modern Romance and Transformations of the Novel
Author: Ian Duncan
Release: 2005-10-13
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 308
ISBN: 0521021065
Language: en
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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.

The Post Industrial City A Modern Romance Volume II

The Post Industrial City  A Modern Romance Volume II
Author: Michael Miller
Release: 2022
Editor: Lulu.com
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780557116997
Language: en
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Staging Early Modern Romance

Staging Early Modern Romance
Author: Mary Ellen Lamb,Valerie Wayne
Release: 2009-01-13
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 267
ISBN: 9781135895242
Language: en
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This collection recovers the continuities between three forms of romance that have often been separated from one another in critical discourse: early modern prose fiction, the dramatic romances staged in England during the 1570s and 1580s, and Shakespeare’s late plays. Although Pericles, Cymbeline, Winter’s Tale, and The Tempest have long been characterized as "romances," their connections with the popular prose romances of their day and the dramatic romances that preceded them have frequently been overlooked. Constructed to explore those connections, this volume includes original essays that relate at least one prose or dramatic romance to an English play written from 1570 to 1630. The introduction explores the use of the term "dramatic romance" over several centuries and the commercial association between print culture, gender, and drama. Eight essays discuss Shakespeare’s plays; three more examine plays by Beaumont, Fletcher, and Massinger. Other authors treated at some length include Boccaccio, Christine de Pizan, Chaucer, Sidney, Greene, Lodge, and Wroth. Barbara Mowat’s afterword considers Shakespeare’s use of Greek romance. Written by foremost scholars of Shakespeare and early modern prose fiction, this book explores the vital cross-currents that occurred between narrative and dramatic forms of Greek, medieval, and early modern romance.

Fighting for Air

Fighting for Air
Author: Eric Klinenberg
Release: 2007-01-09
Editor: Metropolitan Books
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781429923606
Language: en
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A groundbreaking investigative work by a critically acclaimed sociologist on the corporate takeover of local news and what it means for all Americans For the residents of Minot, North Dakota, Clear Channel Communications is synonymous with disaster. Early in the morning of January 18, 2002, a train derailment sent a cloud of poisonous gas drifting toward the small town. Minot's fire and rescue departments attempted to reach Clear Channel, which owned and operated all six local commercial radio stations, to warn residents of the approaching threat. But in the age of canned programming and virtual DJs, there was no one in the conglomerate's studio to take the call. The people of Minot were taken unawares. The result: one death and more than a thousand injuries. Opening with the story of the Minot tragedy, Eric Klinenberg's Fighting for Air takes us into the world of preprogrammed radio shows, empty television news stations, and copycat newspapers to show how corporate ownership and control of local media has remade American political and cultural life. Klinenberg argues that the demise of truly local media stems from the federal government's malign neglect, as the agencies charged with ensuring diversity and open competition have ceded control to the very conglomerates that consistently undermine these values and goals. Such "big media" may not be here to stay, however. Eric Klineberg's Fighting for Air delivers a call to action, revealing a rising generation of new media activists and citizen journalists—a coalition of liberals and conservatives—who are demanding and even creating the local coverage they need and deserve.

Bad Love

Bad Love
Author: Piper Lawson
Release: 2019-10-02
Editor: Piper Lawson Books
Pages: 300
ISBN:
Language: en
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A bad boy with a heart of gold. A single mom with dirty fantasies. And a wild bet that threatens to consume them both... LOGAN I bet my family’s legacy on pleasing 10,000 women. Kendall Sullivan, marketing queen, is my only hope of saving what I love. She doesn’t have time for my jokes or my playboy reputation... Too bad I can’t get her sweet vulnerability out of my head. I'm starting to think the only woman I want to please is her. KENDALL Pastor’s kid. Single mom. I’ve lived life by my values, and without regrets. Until Logan Hunter makes me a sinful proposition. He’s gorgeous and entitled, but his fierce passion is impossible to ignore. Saying yes would be worse than reckless… But temptation never looked so good. If you enjoy dirty talk, fun antics, hot guys who treat their families like gold, steamy scenes, badass heroines, cute kids, and smart banter…you'll love Bad Love! A full-length standalone romance with an HEA from USA Today bestselling author Piper Lawson. “My #1 read of 2019.” ★★★★★ Samantha “Oh my God, I loved this book.” ★★★★★ Suzanne “Unadulterated magic. Piper’s writing is smart, witty, fun, hot, sexy and I couldn’t get enough. ” ★★★★★ Cindy “A great modern day love story with a twist! I loved this fast paced read.” ★★★★★ Tina “Absolutely phenomenal. I was hooked from the beginning.” ★★★★★ Amber “Sweet, funny and steamy...I couldn’t put it down.” ★★★★★ Peggy “If I could give a book more than 5 stars, this would be it.” ★★★★★ Pam “Omg this book was AMAZING! Logan is book boyfriend material!” ★★★★★ Kristen “I LOVED Logan and Kendall...steamy sexy times, witty banter, and a great story line. Read it. Right now.” ★★★★★ Tammy “The chemistry between these two is unreal.” ★★★★★ Beth “This book really has everything...love, humor, romance and self discovery.” ★★★★★ Kim “Delicious and beautiful.” ★★★★★ Paulette “Wow, I totally loved ‘Bad Love’. If you enjoy captivating characters, interesting plot and beautiful modern love stories, this is your book!” ★★★★★ Suzanna “Writing like that is why I read.” ★★★★★ Cindy “Sheer genius.” ★★★★★ The Talented Miss Ripley

Get Smart About Modern Romantic Relationships

Get Smart  About Modern Romantic Relationships
Author: Michelle L. Casto
Release: 1999-09
Editor: Get Smart Publishing
Pages: 225
ISBN: 0967470404
Language: en
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Are you serious about finding your life mate? If so, leave behind all of your unrealistic notions about love and get smart! Reading this interactive learning book will change your love life by changing the way you think & feel about love. Contrary to popular myth finding the right person should not he left to fate. To increase your chances of choosing wisely, you will need to utilize a practical proactive & smart approach. Get Smart! About: decision-making, reprogramming yourself, defining love, getting in touch with your spirit, getting ready for love, love in the 21st century, communication, and more.

Making Climate Policy Work

Making Climate Policy Work
Author: Danny Cullenward,David G. Victor
Release: 2020-10-07
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781509544943
Language: en
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For decades, the world’s governments have struggled to move from talk to action on climate. Many now hope that growing public concern will lead to greater policy ambition, but the most widely promoted strategy to address the climate crisis – the use of market-based programs – hasn’t been working and isn’t ready to scale. Danny Cullenward and David Victor show how the politics of creating and maintaining market-based policies render them ineffective nearly everywhere they have been applied. Reforms can help around the margins, but markets’ problems are structural and won’t disappear with increasing demand for climate solutions. Facing that reality requires relying more heavily on smart regulation and industrial policy – government-led strategies – to catalyze the transformation that markets promise, but rarely deliver.

Twisted Love

Twisted Love
Author: Piper Lawson
Release: 2020-10-15
Editor: Piper Lawson Books
Pages: 300
ISBN:
Language: en
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When your rich, handsome best friend asks you to be his fake girlfriend? Say no. One of the wealthiest self-made men in New York needs a woman to secure his spot at the helm of his venture firm. Problem is, Ben doesn’t want any girlfriend... He wants me. It will never work. We’d have to lie to everyone. He’s incapable of a healthy relationship, and I’ve been living a secret I can’t reveal - especially to my best friend. It’s an impossible choice: Bail on the friend who got me through the hardest time in my life... ...Or pretend to fall for the man who already owns my heart? TWISTED LOVE is a steamy friends-to-lovers, fake relationship romance! A full-length standalone with an HEA in the MODERN ROMANCE series. KEYWORDS: Bestselling author, contemporary romance, friends to lovers, fake relationship, second chances, standalone in series, steamy, NYC, billionaire, rich hero, college friends, private school.

Going Solo

Going Solo
Author: Eric Klinenberg
Release: 2012-02-02
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781101559802
Language: en
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A revelatory examination of the most significant demographic shift since the Baby Boom—the sharp increase in the number of people who live alone—that offers surprising insights on the benefits of this epochal change In 1950, only 22 percent of American adults were single. Today, more than 50 percent of American adults are single, and 31 million—roughly one out of every seven adults—live alone. People who live alone make up 28 percent of all U.S. households, which makes them more common than any other domestic unit, including the nuclear family. In GOING SOLO, renowned sociologist and author Eric Klinenberg proves that these numbers are more than just a passing trend. They are, in fact, evidence of the biggest demographic shift since the Baby Boom: we are learning to go solo, and crafting new ways of living in the process. Klinenberg explores the dramatic rise of solo living, and examines the seismic impact it’s having on our culture, business, and politics. Though conventional wisdom tells us that living by oneself leads to loneliness and isolation, Klinenberg shows that most solo dwellers are deeply engaged in social and civic life. In fact, compared with their married counterparts, they are more likely to eat out and exercise, go to art and music classes, attend public events and lectures, and volunteer. There’s even evidence that people who live alone enjoy better mental health than unmarried people who live with others and have more environmentally sustainable lifestyles than families, since they favor urban apartments over large suburban homes. Drawing on over three hundred in-depth interviews with men and women of all ages and every class, Klinenberg reaches a startling conclusion: in a world of ubiquitous media and hyperconnectivity, this way of life can help us discover ourselves and appreciate the pleasure of good company. With eye-opening statistics, original data, and vivid portraits of people who go solo, Klinenberg upends conventional wisdom to deliver the definitive take on how the rise of living alone is transforming the American experience. GOING SOLO is a powerful and necessary assessment of an unprecedented social change.

Why Him Why Her

Why Him  Why Her
Author: Helen Fisher
Release: 2009-01-20
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 304
ISBN: 1429982675
Language: en
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A groundbreaking book about how your personality type determines who you love Why do you fall in love with one person rather than another? In this fascinating and informative book, Helen Fisher, one of the world's leading experts on romantic love, unlocks the hidden code of desire and attachment. Each of us, it turns out, primarily expresses one of four broad personality types—Explorer, Builder, Director, or Negotiator—and each of these types is governed by different chemical systems in the brain. Driven by this biology, we are attracted to partners who both mirror and complement our own personality type. Until now the search for love has been blind, but Fisher pulls back the curtain and reveals how we unconsciously go about finding the right match. Drawing on her unique study of 40,000 men and women, she explores each personality type in detail and shows you how to identify your own type. Then she explains why some types match up well, whereas others are problematic. (Note to Explorers: be prepared for a wild ride when you hitch your star to a fellow Explorer!) Ultimately, Fisher's investigation into the complex nature of romance and attachment leads to astonishing new insights into the essence of dating, love, and marriage. Based on entirely new research—including a detailed questionnaire completed by seven million people in thirty-three countries—Why Him? Why Her? will change your understanding of why you love him (or her) and help you use nature's chemistry to find and keep your life partner.

Hearts and Minds

Hearts and Minds
Author: Dan Azoulay
Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 289
ISBN: 1552385205
Language: en
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What was romance like for Canadians a century ago? What qualities did marriageable men and women look for in prospective mates? How did they find suitable partners in difficult circumstances such as frontier isolation and parental disapproval, and, when they did, how did courtship proceed in the immediate post-Victorian era, when traditional romantic ideals and etiquette were colliding with the modern realities faced by ordinary people?Searching for answers, Dan Azoulay has turned to a variety of primary sources, in particular letters to the "correspondence columns" of two leading periodicals of the era, Montreal's Family Herald and Weekly Star, and Winnipeg's Western Home Monthly. Examining over 20,000 such letters, Azoulay has produced the first full-length study of Canadian romance in the years 1900 to 1930, a period that witnessed dramatic changes, including massive immigration, rapid urbanization and industrialization, western settlement, a world war that killed and maimed hundreds of thousands of young Canadians, and a virtual revolution in morals and manners. Hearts and Minds explores four key aspects of romance for these years: what average Canadians sought in a marriage partner; the specific rules they were expected to follow and in most cases did follow in their romantic quest; the many hardships they endured along the way; and how the defining event of that era - the Great War - affected such things. To explore these issues, Azoulay distils and analyzes evidence not only from letters of correspondents - featuring often poignant excerpts that bring the era to life for us - but also from contemporary general etiquette manuals, scholarly studies of courtship in this period, and, for the war years, a selection of soldiers' letters, memoirs, and diaries. The result is an unforgettable and groundbreaking portrait of ordinary people grappling with romantic ideals and reality, trials and uncertainty, triumph and heartbreak, in a rapidly changing world.

The mechanics of building construction

The mechanics of building construction
Author: Henry Adams
Release: 1912
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:590004432
Language: en
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The Tale of Genji

The Tale of Genji
Author: Murasaki Shikibu
Release: 2013-02-06
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780307833525
Language: en
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In the eleventh century Murasaki Shikibu, a lady in the Heian court of Japan, wrote the world's first novel. But The Tale of Genji is no mere artifact. It is, rather, a lively and astonishingly nuanced portrait of a refined society where every dalliance is an act of political consequence, a play of characters whose inner lives are as rich and changeable as those imagined by Proust. Chief of these is "the shining Genji," the son of the emperor and a man whose passionate impulses create great turmoil in his world and very nearly destroy him. This edition, recognized as the finest version in English, contains a dozen chapters from early in the book, carefully chosen by the translator, Edward G. Seidensticker, with an introduction explaining the selection. It is illustrated throughout with woodcuts from a seventeenth-century edition.

Your Fathers Where Are They And the Prophets Do They Live Forever

Your Fathers  Where Are They  And the Prophets  Do They Live Forever
Author: Dave Eggers
Release: 2014-06-17
Editor: Knopf Canada
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780345809612
Language: en
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From Dave Eggers, bestselling author of The Circle, a tightly-controlled, emotionally searching novel. Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? is the formally daring, brilliantly executed story of one man, struggling to make sense of his country, seeking answers the only way he knows how. In a barracks on an abandoned military base, miles from the nearest road, Thomas watches as the man he has brought wakes up. Kev, a NASA astronaut, doesn't recognize his captor, though Thomas remembers him. Kev cries for help. He pulls at his chain. But the ocean is close by, and nobody can hear him over the waves and wind. Thomas apologizes. He didn't want to have to resort to this. But they really needed to have a conversation, and Kev didn't answer his messages. And now, if Kev can just stop yelling, Thomas has a few questions.