Aziz Ansari to write book on modern courtship

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 21: Aziz Ansari visits "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on May 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images) Theo Wargo

A publisher says it's acquired actor-comedian Aziz Ansari's first book.

The Penguin Press said Thursday that the untitled book by the "Parks and Recreation"star will focus on how technology has changed the lives of singles.

The Huffington Post reports that Ansari was paid $3.5 million to write the non-fiction work.

In a statement, Ansari, 30, said he hopes the book will offer an interesting perspective on modern courtship. Penguin Press said the actor-comedian will interview experts and conduct original research on the subject.

Ansari's book is tentatively scheduled to be published in September 2015.

  • CBS News Staff

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