Reviews for Fleishman Is In Trouble
"Believe the hype. Fleishman Is in Trouble is even better than we were promised."
— THE WASHINGTON POST
"...enthralling...Fleishman Is In Trouble will occasionally make you angry at the things the people in it do, but mostly it will make you hungry for whatever Brodesser-Akner is going to write next."
— ROLLING STONE
”…witty and well-observed...Brodesser-Akner has written a potent, upsetting and satisfying novel"
— THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Firing on all circuits, from psychological insight to cultural acuity to narrative strategy to very smart humor. Quite a debut!”
— KIRKUS REVIEWS (starred)
“Shrewd and delectable, this would be a novel to savor, if it were possible to put down.”
— BOOKLIST (starred)
"How miserable is too miserable? Taffy Brodesser-Akner poses the question and successfully mines it for laughs in her first novel."
— MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE
“This is a sardonically cheerful novel that readers will adore.”
— PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY
"....it will come as no surprise that her debut novel is an incisive, rousing success."
— THE DAILY BEAST
“A fast-paced, bighearted romp ….Fleishman Is In Trouble reads so smoothly, you'll want to speed right through, but it's in your best interest to slow down — lest you miss any of the quick barbs or droll asides that make this book so utterly delectable.”
“…a story peppered with Brodesser-Akner’s shrewd, keen, cutting observations and wildly engaging prose. Ambitious and funny.”
“Run don't walk to your credit card and buy Fleishman Is in Trouble. …..Taffy's witty debut novel is one I'll be lending to my friends and annoyingly forcing them to read.”
“It's biting and bracing, and—like the best beach reads—offers unflinching insight into the unexplored depths of the human condition.”
“She creates a page-turner as insightful as it is impossible to put down.”
“Just wow. This is definitely going to be one of the buzziest — if not the buzziest — book of the summer, and it does not disappoint.”
— HEY ALMA
“Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s sharp debut novel is packed with humor and heart.”
— SOUTHERN LIVING
“Anyone who has followed Akner’s illustrious career…will know she was destined to write a good book one day. Well, that day has arrived, and it’s just as blisteringly funny as you’d expect it to be…”
— SHEER LUXE
“Brodesser-Akner is a terrifically funny writer.”
— JEWISH EXPONENT
“Insightful, disturbing, and at times amusing.”
— LIBRARY JOURNAL
“Best known for her award-winning celebrity profiles…Brodesser-Akner turns to fiction with this stimulating debut.”
— ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
“....it’s a grown-up comedy that actually has far deeper things to say about love.”
"Smart and sassy but also dark and scabrous..."