[Ebook] ➠ Fleishman Is in Trouble By Taffy Brodesser-Akner – Writerscompany.co.uk

Fleishman Is in Trouble This is indeed a very readable novel with really interesting characters There are a lot of people in their early forties having mid life crises in this novel And I was really interested in those crises as they are very interesting The prose is so dense, almost too dense at times This is one of those novels where there is so much story to tell and I wanted to know all of that story but I question the structure There is a narrative device of a third party narrator that honestly drove me to distraction I kept thinking, why is she telling us this story I just wanted Toby and Rachel to tell their story That said, this book is going to do very well and it should because it is wickedly smart and angry and it absolutely skewers a certain social set while also saying necessary things about success Reading Fleishman Is In Trouble Author Taffy Brodesser Akner Viagraonl1ne.us If You Could Do It All Over Again, Would You Should You One Man Finds Out In This Finely Observed, Compulsively Readable, And Occasionally Raunchy Novel Of Marriage, Sex, And Dating For Readers Of Jonathan Franzen, Lauren Groff, And Tom Perrotta.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 Years 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 Rejection.But 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 Quest Or A Nervous Breakdown, Toby Doesn T Know She Won T Answer His Texts Or Calls.Is 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 True. Entertaining almost existential Exploration of Marriage at Midlife This wonderful novel was written with keen powers of observation, mordant wit and subversive humor It delightfully and incisively deconstructs marriage at middle age, showing the incompatibility of ye olde bride and groom institution with the egocentric, puerile, and device driven lives of so many modern day spouses in their late 30s, early 40s, especially those with kids The novel is most profound on the constant need, particularly festering after reaching 40, for the quick fix again, and again of an ego boost men mostly or intrigue and attention women largely via micro sexual encounters with the strange and alluring Ms Akner satirizes a society that force feeds us a series of instant gratifications daily which ultimately bleed the joy out of monogamous relationships and starve healthy gratitude from and toward the spouse Fault abounds for infidelity of the wife here Fleishman s troubles with women anyway begins after divorce is in the works.At some point, earlier than later, a divorcee might face any number of self revelations, such as that meaningful love is elusive that a deeper, intimate joy may well have been attainable in marriage that much as 40 somethings may daydream, they cannot time travel to recapture youth s beauty or the thrill of newness in ea When I started this book, I immediately thought this book wasn t going to be for me I was reading it for a book club event, so I knew I had to finish it.Well, this book got under my skin and totally grew on me and by the final page, I thought, Wow, this book was so phenomenal.This book is about marriage and divorce and parenting and about finding one s self.We meet the wronged husband , Toby, firstly Now that he s going to get divorced, he s decided he should indulge his libido to the max This is when I m thinking, Is that all this book is going to be about Obviously not, or I may not have grown to admire it for what it truly was an unflinching look at marriage why do we marry what do we expect of marriage what happens when the kids come along When does all the blaming start I am so glad the author included Rachel, Toby s wife s viewpoint We also have a narrator, Elizabeth an old friend of Toby s, who is going through a crisis of her own These sections totally brought the whole book to life.There were moments of hilarity in the book, moments of sadness I didn t feel much joy, but there was resolution for that I am very happy Highly recommend this book, but don t give up too quickly The admiration sneaks up and evolves into an outstanding read lines I d like to share We watch ourselves and o Toby Fleishman is a 41 year old jewish doctor, 5 5 tall, and sort of a shlemiel He is soon to be divorced from Rachel, the wife of his nightmares Despite earning close to 300,000 annually, he wears frayed shirts and feels like he s poor compared to his neighbors on the Upper East Side He has two children and is trying to have a productive social life sex and sex but Rachel doesn t adhere to the separation agreement and drops the kids off at any old time, even the middle of the might.I had high expectations for this book and anticipated a Jonathon Tropper or Philip Roth type experience However, for want of a better description, it is boring and redundant There were only so many times I wanted to hear about Toby s internet sexting experiences, the visuals he loved on dating sites, and his desire to have a second chance at life The book read like Sex and the City , with each episode being the same one By page 100 I stifled a yawn and decided not to finish the book I have a 75 page rule, meaning I quit a book after 75 pages if it doesn t grab me, but I extended my reading an extra 25 pages.What was also annoying about this novel other than the repetition, was that it is told from different people s perspectives I had I don t think I have ever said this but this book is completely UNDER hyped I want to tell you all about it and share all the ways it s fiery, profound, funny, smart and so brilliantly hefty I want to explain how it gave me Fates and Furies and The Wife vibes crossed with The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P I want to talk about THE VOICE and PERSPECTIVE because hotdamn I want to read the draft of this book that I m sure exi I would write my book, and it would have something in it that Archer was incapable of, which is all the sides of the story, even the ones that hurt to look at directly even the ones that made us too angry to want to hear them Toby Fleishman is in trouble Rachel Fleishman is in trouble This is a story about that trouble their marriage and divorce and life and sex after marriage, their kids and their nervous breakdowns It s a novel so specific and funny and playful that it at first belies just how big and ambitious it really is Don t be fooled It is big and ambitious and has things to say about marriage and friendship and being a woman and a person in the world It surprises you over and over again with Taffy Brodesser Akner s debut novel, Fleishman is in Trouble has been advertised as a perfect beach read I m not entirely sure how marketers determine what qualifies as a beach read, but this is no light, frothy, confection of a book and not much time is spent at the beach In fact, Brodesser Akner recently questioned why her book was being marketed as a beach read I am confused as to why our taste for what we like would change in the location we read it, or the season So if the book is not a beach read, what is it I think it is an exceptional fictional examination of marriage in middle age and how marriage s initial promises can easily turn to discontents Is that the fault of marriage, the prospects of aging, how individuals change over time How could you be this far along in life and still so unsettled How could you know so much and still be this baffled by it all Was this what enlightenment felt like, an understanding that life is a cancer that metastasizes so slowly you only have a vague and intermittent sense of your dying That the dying is happening slowly enough that you get used to it Or maybe that wasn t life Maybe that was just middle age Brodesser Akner examines the lives of three friends who were close in college and have recently re established their friendship One is in the midst of divorce with very I won a kindle e book edition of this novel in a Goodreads Giveaway Unfortunately, it was not the book for me.The main character, Toby Fleishman, is 41 years old, a doctor, short, going through a divorce, and learning about internet dating sites It covers marriage, children, divorce, internet dating, the affect I will be thinking about this book for a long time So good.

About the Author: Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Taffy Brodesser Akner is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine Prior to that, her work appeared in GQ, ESPN the Magazine, Matter, Details, Texas Monthly, Outside, Self, Cosmopolitan and many other publications Fleishman Is In Trouble is her first novel.

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