“Design Flaws of the Human Condition contains the kind of pitch-perfect observations that make you want to phone the author, crying, “Yes! Yes! Yes! I feel exactly the same way!” A searing satire of every imaginable inconvenience and indignity, Schmidtberger’s novel of ill manners shimmers with wit, whimsy, and wisdom.”
—Marc Acito, author of How I Paid for College
“In New York—a city of coincidence and contradictions—Iris and Ken are the quintessential couple, the straight woman and her gay best friend. And what a pair they make. Their adventures bubble with humor but never become absurd, and the story of their friendship charms without becoming sentimental.”
—Shari Goldhagen, author of Family and Other Accidents
From the Trade Paperback edition.