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Ars 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 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 uest 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 afterthought the majority of the time and who jumps the train off the track by choosing to begin telling her story at some point rather than the one she is supposed to be telling If so this checks all the boxes It also had me like No point in attempting a review I m uite sure I was too stupid to get this book so I ll save the trolls some typing I didn t like the characters I didn t like the writing I didn t like the message or rather the way the message was delivered I didn t like one thing about it and that s my opinion End of story The Black Painting 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 Fire and Desire uest Find all of my reviews at makes a book literary fiction Dense writing Bogged down in The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox unnecessary details Filled with The Illusionists 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 afterthought the majority of the time and who jumps the train off the track by choosing to begin telling her story at some point rather than the one she is supposed to be telling If so this checks all the boxes It also had me like No point in attempting a review I m Planet of the Bugs uite sure I was too stupid to get this book so I ll save the trolls some typing I didn t like the characters I didn t like the writing I didn t like the message or rather the way the message was delivered I didn t like one thing about it and that s my opinion End of story

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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 tru I m not saying stories about the marital and financial angst of people who make well over six figures and choose voluntarily to live in New York are by nature dull and exhausting but wow this one was In this novel it seems every unhappy family is in fact unhappy in the exact same way and nothing about Taffy Akner s storytelling which is far suited to the exposition friendly profiles that made her famous offers enough insight to make it worth suffering through these characters misery and self pity And did we need to spend 80% of this novel with a transparently awful man to get to the book s actual point that surprise what a twist everything is worse for women This review is probably too harsh and salty so I apologize for being so dismissive probably a sign that I should ve just DNF ed this one way back at the 20 page mark Beyond the Pale 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 tru I m not saying stories about the marital and financial angst of people who make well over six figures and choose voluntarily to live in New York are by nature dull and exhausting but wow this one was In this novel it seems every The Black Ice Score (Parker, unhappy family is in fact The Black Painting unhappy in the exact same way and nothing about Taffy Akner s storytelling which is far suited to the exposition friendly profiles that made her famous offers enough insight to make it worth suffering through these characters misery and self pity And did we need to spend 80% of this novel with a transparently awful man to get to the book s actual point that surprise what a twist everything is worse for women This review is probably too harsh and salty so I apologize for being so dismissive probably a sign that I should ve just DNF ed this one way back at the 20 page mark

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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 ye 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 itThere are many many sharp observations here about men women marriage divorce The prose is extremely uotable though nowhere near as funny as some readers have suggested the raunchy dating app material is mostly just sad But the problem for me isn t that literally every adult character except for the largely invisible narrator is unsympathetic it s the lack of universality in both the story and the relationship insights Brodesser Akner s characters all come from a narrow slice of wealthy social climbing NYNJ life these menwomenmarriagedivorce problems are very much Upper West Side menwomenmarriagedivorce problems And everyone here seems stuck Characters find themselves in time money crunches feeling neglected resentful of spouses friends co workers but those crunches are the product of choices choices that are neither inevitable nor permanent It s irritating that none of the characters seems to recognize that there are alternative ways of living communicating parenting Two thirds of the way through the novel I was dreading a radical eleventh hour perspective shift la Lauren Groff s Fates and Furies and sure enough it arrives and speeds through an alternate view of the story we ve just read intended to unsettle everything we thought with blocks of mostly undigested essay text on relationships again insightful stuff but not necessarily relevant Toby and Rachel s marriage is so unusual dysfunctional awful that viewing it from different angles yields limited returns notallmen notallwomen notallmarriages notalldivorces Otter Chaos! (Otter Chaos used in this way; it's a welcome change from the thirteen years he spent as a married man the thirteen ye 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 The Illusionists unanimous raves But I kind of hated itThere are many many sharp observations here about men women marriage divorce The prose is extremely O Último Testamento (Maggie Costello, uotable though nowhere near as funny as some readers have suggested the raunchy dating app material is mostly just sad But the problem for me isn t that literally every adult character except for the largely invisible narrator is One for My Baby unsympathetic it s the lack of Paragon Walk (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt, universality in both the story and the relationship insights Brodesser Akner s characters all come from a narrow slice of wealthy social climbing NYNJ life these menwomenmarriagedivorce problems are very much Upper West Side menwomenmarriagedivorce problems And everyone here seems stuck Characters find themselves in time money crunches feeling neglected resentful of spouses friends co workers but those crunches are the product of choices choices that are neither inevitable nor permanent It s irritating that none of the characters seems to recognize that there are alternative ways of living communicating parenting Two thirds of the way through the novel I was dreading a radical eleventh hour perspective shift la Lauren Groff s Fates and Furies and sure enough it arrives and speeds through an alternate view of the story we ve just read intended to We unsettle everything we thought with blocks of mostly The Moon Platoon (Space Runners, undigested essay text on relationships again insightful stuff but not necessarily relevant Toby and Rachel s marriage is so The Echo (The Anomaly Quartet, unusual dysfunctional awful that viewing it from different angles yields limited returns notallmen notallwomen notallmarriages notalldivorces


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 earl

  2. 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 itThere are many many sharp observations here about men women marriage divorce The prose is extremely uotable though nowhere near as funny as some readers

  3. 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 you laugh so hard you don’t notice till later that your eyebrows have been singed offAs the story opens li

  4. says:

    Fleishman is in Trouble is the kind of book that makes a mockery of the 5 star rating system Here is a novel that is eual parts highly

  5. says:

    This witty crude comictragic contemporary story ‘mostly’ worked for me A little shorter would have worked better a little less repetitiveness even betterBUTI LIKED IT I REALLY LIKED ITTruth was seeping through the seams while exploring marriage divorce friendships dating sexing colleagues children siblings money narcissism assholes annoyances anger selfishness entitlement play dates yoga clothes beef lo mein women

  6. 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

  7. says:

    Fleishman is in Trouble is a incisive sharply observed and humorous novel that examines the nature and anatomy of a American marriage family divorce and identity at the privileged end of the social and economic spectrum set in New York The Jewish middle aged hepatologist Toby Fleishman and his wife Rachel are getting divorced retaining joint custody of their children 11 year old Hannah and 7 year old Solly Whilst this is an entertaining re

  8. says:

    Man there's a lot of sex in this book It feels like it's on every page I wasn't offended by it it just bored me If Toby Fleishman is not scrolling through revealing pics over horny older women on a dating app he's thinking

  9. says:

    I’m not saying stories about the marital and financial angst of people who make well over six figures and choose voluntarily to live in New York are by nature dull and exhausting but wow this one was In this novel it seems every unhappy fami

  10. says:

    So much to think about here This is a book of many layers a book that keeps on giving Brodesser Akner has so many astute observations about marriage and being a woman particularly interesting is her thesis that a story must be told through the perspective of a man to be taken seriously Then she uses her skills as a writer to do just that beginning her tale through Toby a man's eyes who is going through a divorce and usin

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