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Fleishman Is in Trouble

A Novel

by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

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Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
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    Jun 2019, 384 pages

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This witty and perceptive debut narrates the ups and downs of marriage, friendship and ambition among a group of upper class New Yorkers.

Toby Fleishman is learning how to be single. After 14 years of an increasingly tumultuous marriage to Rachel, they've been separated for almost two months. Although he still has hang-ups based on his young adult insecurities over his weight (too much) and height (too little), he is amazed to discover that suddenly he is the object of female lust and attention. Mothers of his children's friends lean into him, hug him longer than necessary and offer to get together. He's getting confusing signals from colleagues at work. Most of all, he is stunned by the number of sexual invitations—via erotic texts, photographs and even actual real-life dates—he receives via dating apps from women who are "self-actualized and independent and knew what they wanted." Being single at 41 is completely different than it was in his 20s. Despite Toby's disappointment and heartbreak over his failed ...

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