Fleishman is in Trouble

Despite its mixed reviews, I liked Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner. I liked the voice and the story, but it was unnecessarily long and I didn’t like the ending. It’s the story of Toby who has just separated from his wife, Rachel. He is left with his children and misses a lot of work to figure out how to cover their care. The point of view was somewhat challenging to follow, but overall, there was something about this story that I liked more than I thought I would. But, I didn’t love it and the bad reviews don’t surprise me.

One thought on “Fleishman is in Trouble

  1. I’ve been hesitant about this one because topically there are so many other books that I’d rather read. But also, I do get sucked in by books with mixed reviews because I always want to see what I personally think! Thanks for this honest overview.

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