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Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
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Jul 07, 2020 | ISBN 9780525510895

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“Believe the hype. Fleishman Is in Trouble is even better than we were promised. . . . 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 off.”—The Washington Post

“Brodesser-Akner . . . writes with a thrilling swagger. . . . She does not so much craft prose as notate brainwaves.”—The New Yorker

“Everybody I know loves reading Taffy Brodesser-Akner. . . . A maddening, unsettling masterpiece”—NPR

“Whip-smart, gleefully scatological . . . [Brodesser-Akner] aims a perfect gimlet eye at the city’s relentless self-regard . . . transforming a fizzy comedy of manners into something genuinely, unexpectedly profound.”Entertainment Weekly

“Enthralling . . . A cutting sociological dissection of the way we live.”—Rolling Stone

“The Taffy Brodesser-Akner trick, the thing that makes her profiles so clear-eyed and important, the thing that lifts her divorce novel head and shoulders above so many others in its genre: She is always willing to extend her empathy to people we are trained to believe are not worthy of our consideration. She is always willing to treat them as real people.”—Vox

“This glorious debut has the humor of Maria Semple, the heart of Meg Wolitzer, the lustiness of Philip Roth, and a voice that is pure. How does one’s favorite journalist become one’s new favorite novelist? With this book.”—Emma Straub

“Brodesser-Akner’s debut is a referendum on marriage, friendship, and how we live (and love) right now.”People

“In her witty and well-observed debut, Taffy Brodesser-Akner updates the miserable-matrimony novel, dropping it squarely in our times. . . . Brodesser-Akner has written a potent, upsetting and satisfying novel, illustrating how the marital pledge—build our life together—overlooks a key fact: There are two lives.”The New York Times Book Review

“Electric . . . funny, stylish, and insightful, whether describing men’s challenged communication skills or the knife juggler’s agility required to maintain a modern marriage.”O: The Oprah Magazine

“Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s sharp debut novel is packed with humor and heart. This book will have you racing through the pages to find the answers.”Southern Living

“Everything you could wish for in a satisfying summer read.”Women’s Health

“Firing on all circuits, from psychological insight to cultural acuity to narrative strategy to very smart humor.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“A sardonically cheerful novel that readers will adore.”—Publishers Weekly

“Brodesser-Akner proves herself a master of startlingly true invention in her enthralling, affirming debut of midlife, marital, and existential despair. . . . Shrewd and delectable, this would be a novel to savor, if it were possible to put down.”—Booklist

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