Eddie Murphy is one. The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone, published last year, examined how solo living has become so prevalent in recent years that there are now more people living alone in the US than nuclear families living together. Follow her on Twitter. Now, Ansari has emerged as one of the most original voices on the circuit, a social chronicler of his age talking about immigration, factory-farming and relationships. Take this, on his formative years, as a way to explain how he graduated from NYU in and landed his first lauded show — Human Giant — on MTV, within a year: What am I going to be?