“Blisteringly funny, feverishly smart, heart-breaking and true. Fleishman Is In Trouble is an essential read for anyone who’s wondered how to navigate loving (and hating) the people we choose."
– Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, author of The Nest
“Fleishman Is In Trouble is a marvel, full of shrewd observations, barbed wit, and deep insight. Taffy Brodesser-Akner reveals the twisted hearts of her characters—and the twisted soul of contemporary America—with an eye that is at once pitiless and full of compassion for our human foibles. This is a remarkable debut novel from one of the most distinctive writers around."
– Tom Perrotta, author of Mrs. Fletcher
"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, author of The Vacationers
“From its opening pages, Fleishman Is in Trouble is shrewdly observed, brimming with wisdom and utterly of this moment. Not until its explosive final pages are you fully aware of its cunning ferocity. Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s debut is that rare and delicious treat: a page turner with heft.”
— Maria Semple, author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette?