<Embed>
$46.19
& FREE Delivery
Usually dispatched within 3 to 4 days.
Ships from and sold by Book Depository UK.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$57.49
+ FREE Delivery
Sold by: The Nile Australia
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Fleishman Is in Trouble: A Novel Hardcover – 18 June 2019

3.6 out of 5 stars 624 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Hardcover, 18 June 2019
$46.19
$46.19
Arrives: 1 - 7 Sep

Get 90 days FREE of Amazon Music Unlimited
with the purchase of any eligible product. Shop now
click to open popover

Frequently bought together

  • Fleishman Is in Trouble: A Novel
  • +
  • The Testaments: The Booker prize-winning sequel to The Handmaid's Tale
Total Price: $70.19
Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group (18 June 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525510877
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525510871
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 3.4 x 24.1 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 621 g
  • Customer Reviews: 3.6 out of 5 stars624 customer ratings
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 95,889 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product description

Review

"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. It's wild and wonderful and goes in so many directions, each with profundity--my favorite thing that novels can do. How does one's favorite journalist become one's new favorite novelist? With this book."--Emma Straub

"When his ex drops the kids off and doesn't come back, a father of two revisits the choices that led to this moment. He searches for answers, hilariously and heartbreakingly avoiding the darkest questions. Brodesser-Akner's debut is a referendum on marriage, friendship, and how we live (and love) right now."--People

"Whip-smart, gleefully scatological . . . [Brodesser-Akner] aims a perfect gimlet eye at the city's relentless self-regard. . . . But her best trick may be the novel's narrator: An elusive presence identified at first only as an old friend of Toby's from their study-abroad days, she turns out to be both the book's Trojan horse and--in a brilliant third-act pivot--its greatest gift, transforming a fizzy comedy of manners into something genuinely, unexpectedly profound."--Entertainment Weekly

"Many novelists have written excellent fictional indictments of interpersonal and systemic sexism. Not since Teju Cole's Open City--a very different book in all other respects--has a novelist put the reader on the wrong side the way Brodesser-Akner does. To do so, she uses a lot of intelligence, a lot of anger, a great sense of humor and a whole new variation on the magic we know from her magazine work. The result is a maddening, unsettling masterpiece, and, yes, you will be moved and inexplicably grateful at the end."--NPR

"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 . . . Brodesser-Akner's first foray into fiction--set in Manhattan, the Hamptons, and Israel--is 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. In it, the titular trouble begins when Toby Fleishman realizes that Rachel--his wife of 15 years, from whom he's now separated--is missing. Where has she gone, and why? 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 . . . Taffy Brodesser-Akner's page-turner doubles as a satirical take on modern relationships."--Women's Health

About the Author

Taffy Brodesser-Akner is a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine. She has also written for GQ, ESPN the Magazine, and many other publications. Fleishman Is in Trouble is her first novel.

Customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
3.6 out of 5
624 customer ratings
How does Amazon calculate star ratings?

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers
TOP 50 REVIEWER
Reviewed in Australia on 23 July 2019
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in Australia on 12 September 2019
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in Australia on 15 January 2020
Verified Purchase
TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Reviewed in Australia on 1 January 2020
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in Australia on 16 October 2019
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in Australia on 28 December 2019
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in Australia on 10 November 2019
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in Australia on 2 October 2019
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse

Top international reviews

ROROBLUSMUM - no retreat, no surrender
2.0 out of 5 stars Sorry, but Fleishman Is Boring, Juvenile and a DNF @ 54/373 pages gone. Fleishman's getting binned!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 May 2019
Vine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
88 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
amantedofado
3.0 out of 5 stars A good writer who needed a much better editor
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 August 2019
Verified Purchase
29 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Huckle
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny sad and so well observed
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 July 2019
Verified Purchase
19 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Bridget Proust
1.0 out of 5 stars Self-congratulation
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 July 2019
Verified Purchase
18 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Chris Jennings
1.0 out of 5 stars V poor
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 July 2019
Verified Purchase
18 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
H. Pettifer
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring, sex-obsessed with un-relatable characters
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 November 2019
Verified Purchase
11 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
The Bagster
2.0 out of 5 stars This is what men must seem like to a woman who's never met one. Very poor
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 September 2019
Verified Purchase
13 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 July 2019
Verified Purchase
8 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Girl Friday 1263
1.0 out of 5 stars Would rather read the back of a cereal packet...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 February 2020
Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
ReaderWriter
4.0 out of 5 stars A curate's egg of a novel
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 3 January 2020
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
G. Owen
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 July 2019
Verified Purchase
6 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Brian Jennings, Dublin
5.0 out of 5 stars Witty,poignant and clever
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 August 2019
Verified Purchase
5 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Hugh Cummins
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish, not a patch on Wolfe
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 August 2019
Verified Purchase
7 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Ailsa Mclellan
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book I have read in ages
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 September 2019
Verified Purchase
5 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Carl
4.0 out of 5 stars Illuminating if somewhat dark
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 October 2019
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse