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Fleishman Is in Trouble If You Could Do It All Over Again, Would You Should You One Man Finds Out In This Finely Observed, Compulsively Readable, And Occasionally Raunchy Novel Of Marriage, Sex, And Dating For Readers Of Jonathan Franzen, Lauren Groff, And Tom PerrottaRecently Separated Toby Fleishman Is Suddenly, Somehow And At Age Forty One, Short As Ever Surrounded By Women Who Want Him Women Who Are Self Actualized, Women Who Are Smart And Interesting, Women Who Don T Mind His Height, Women Who Are Eager To Take Him For A Test Drive With Just The Swipe Of An App Toby Doesn T Mind Being Used In This Way It S A Welcome Change From The Thirteen Years He Spent As A Married Man, The Thirteen Years Of Emotional Neglect And Contempt He S Just Endured Anthropologically Speaking, It S Like Nothing He Ever Experienced Before, Particularly Back In The S, When He First Began Dating And Became Used To Swimming In The Murky Waters Of RejectionBut Toby S New Life Liver Specialist By Day, Kids Every Other Weekend, Rabid Somewhat Anonymous Sex At Night Is Interrupted When His Ex Wife Suddenly Disappears Either On A Vision Quest Or A Nervous Breakdown, Toby Doesn T Know She Won T Answer His Texts Or CallsIs Toby S Ex Just Angry, Like Always Is She Punishing Him, Yet Again, For Not Being The Bread Winner She Was As He Desperately Searches For Her While Juggling His Job And Parenting Their Two Unraveling Children, Toby Is Forced To Reckon With The Real Reasons His Marriage Fell Apart, And To Ask If The Story He Has Been Telling Himself All This Time Is True



10 thoughts on “Fleishman Is in Trouble

  1. says:

    This is indeed a very readable novel with really interesting characters There are a lot of people in their early forties having mid life crises in this novel And I was really interested in those crises as they are very interesting The prose is so dense, almost too dense at times This is one of those novels where there is so much story to tell and I wanted to know all of that st


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    Believe the hype Fleishman Is in Trouble is even better than we were promised Taffy Brodesser Akner, a New York Times Magazine writer, brings to her first novel the currency of a hot dating app and the wisdom of a Greek tragedy The result is a feminist jeremiad nested inside a brilliant comic novel a book that makes you laugh so hard you don t notice till later that your eyebrows h


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    Entertaining almost existential Exploration of Marriage at Midlife This wonderful novel was written with keen powers of observation, mordant wit and subversive humor It delightfully and incisively deconstructs marriage at middle age, showing the incompatibility of ye olde bride and groom institution with the egocentric, puerile, and device driven lives of so many modern day spouses in


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    When I started this book, I immediately thought this book wasn t going to be for me I was reading it for a book club event, so I knew I had to finish it.Well, this book got under my skin and totally grew on me and by the final page, I thought, Wow, this book was so phenomenal.This book is about marriage and divorce and parenting and about finding one s self.We meet the wronged husband , To


  5. says:

    I m exhausted This book was a pain to read and also a very big pain to rate and review Unexpectedly dense Layers and layers Different points of view Different time lines Flashbacks Dreams Even different narrators, if you d believe it Personally, I found this constant change of narrators completely annoying and distracting and because of that I feel I didn t get to know the characters well eno


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    I needed some time to digest before writing this review This book is punchy the writing tight It s vibrant and energetic but at times I felt like I needed a break to catch my breath It s super cynical, this book so encapsulates New York City life I mostly loved the intricate detailing and deconstruction of a marriage and the deep analysis of divorce It really digs into the complexities of modern l


  7. says:

    Taffy Brodesser Akner s debut novel, Fleishman is in Trouble has been advertised as a perfect beach read I m not entirely sure how marketers determine what qualifies as a beach read, but this is no light, frothy, confection of a book and not much time is spent at the beach In fact, Brodesser Akner recently questioned why her book was being marketed as a beach read I am confused as to why our taste for


  8. says:

    Damn, I wanted to like this novel Brodesser Akner is one of our greatest magazine feature writers, and the reviews by people I trust have been near unanimous raves But I kind of hated it.There are many, many sharp observations here about men women marriage divorce The prose is extremely quotable though nowhere near as funny as some readers have suggested the raunchy dating app material is mostly just sad


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    If rating on Goodreads is about applauding or not for the end result of what a writer set out to deliver which book did he or she clearly wanted to write and did he or she succeed , this one deserves a standing ovation, turning into a Mexican wave in the last 30 pages.This is so accomplished Stubbornly maintaining the same drive, pace, speech, POV s from first to last page Leaving enough subtle insights in th


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    Toby Fleishman is a 41 year old jewish doctor, 5 5 tall, and sort of a shlemiel He is soon to be divorced from Rachel, the wife of his nightmares Despite earning close to 300,000 annually, he wears frayed shirts and feels like he s poor compared to his neighbors on the Upper East Side He has two children and is trying to have a productive social life sex and sex but Rachel doesn t adhere to the separation agreem


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About the Author: Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Taffy Brodesser Akner is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine Prior to that, her work appeared in GQ, ESPN the Magazine, Matter, Details, Texas Monthly, Outside, Self, Cosmopolitan and many other publications Fleishman Is In Trouble is her first novel.