Reading ➶ Fleishman Is in Trouble Author Taffy Brodesser-Akner – Lucywhitedrycleaners.co.uk

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 Perrotta.Recently 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 1990s, When He First Began Dating And Became Used To Swimming In The Murky Waters Of Rejection.But 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 Calls.Is 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.


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.



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 whe


  2. says:

    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 yo


  3. says:

    This witty, crude, comic tragic contemporary story mostly worked for me A little shorter would have worked better a little less repetitiveness even betterBUTI LIKED IT I REALLY LIKED IT Truth was seeping through the seams while exploring marriage, divorce, friendships, dating, sexing, colleagues, children, siblings, money, narc


  4. 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 read


  5. says:

    Dr Toby Fleishman is separated from his wife, Rachel, a workaholic talent agent They have 2 kids, an 11 year old, Hannah, and a 9 year old, Solly In the midst of their divorce, Toby moves into a mediocre apartment while Rachel stays in their high end one In between working at the hospital, where he s up for a promotion, and remaining a steady fa


  6. says:

    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 o


  7. says:

    I won a kindle e book edition of this novel in a Goodreads Giveaway Unfortunately, it was not the book for me.The main character, Toby Fleishman, is 41 years old, a doctor, short, going through a divorce, and learning about internet dating sites It covers marriage, children, divorce, internet dating, the affects of divorce on children and much Unfortunately, the


  8. says:

    Find all of my reviews at makes a book literary fiction Dense writing Bogged down in unnecessary details Filled with unlikeable people Repetitive Too many pages for the subject matter being tackled Pretention An author who has a day job at the New Yorker Beat you over the head super preachy but trying to be cleverly hidden social commentary A narrator who feels like an af


  9. says:

    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 hus


  10. says:

    This is an incredible novel about a marriage in crisis I ve been following Taffy s writing in The New York Times and was thrilled to hear she published her first book.I didn t know much about the story before I picked it up, and I m not sure if that helped or hurt my reading enjoyment The book starts from the perspective of Toby Fleishman, who is separated from his wife, Rachel, and is nav


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