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Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
Literary fiction

Fleishman Is in Trouble

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by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Quick take

A good, hard look at marriage, relationships, and self-worth. Think: New York satire on top of a midlife crisis.

Good to know

  • Feminist

  • Nonlinear timeline

  • Snarky

  • Marriage issues

Why I love it

The adage “there are always three sides to a story: yours, theirs, and the truth” certainly applies to the once-happy marriage of Rachel and Toby Fleishman. After working through the messy business of dividing up their Upper East Side assets and settling on a co-parenting schedule for their kids, the good Dr. Fleishman finds himself resentful and alone. Just when he thinks things can’t get any w...

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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 spe...

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