Thursday, October 10, 2019

Fleishman Is in Trouble

Me. New York Times journalist Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s debut novel is titled, Fleishman Is in Trouble. The fifteen-year-old marriage of protagonist Toby Fleishman and his wife, Rachel, has ended, and Toby seems ready to start a new chapter in his life. I loved the well-developed characters in this novel, the finely written prose, and the exploration of the challenges to all marriages when our selfishness takes command and we focus on “me” and not “us.” Brodesser-Akner deftly touches on what men want and what women want in contemporary upper middle-class urban society. Readers are drawn into the lives of Toby and Rachel and we are set up for an ending that will please most readers. Readers who like clever and complex novels with fine writing are those most likely to enjoy this book. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase Fleishman Is in Trouble from

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