PositiveThe New York Times Book ReviewIn her witty and well-observed debut, Fleishman Is in Trouble, Taffy Brodesser-Akner updates the miserable-matrimony novel, dropping it squarely in our times ... In past novels, the runaway spouse might have been a sympathetic cad. Rachel, in her husband’s telling, is just a nightmare. Yet this cleverly paced novel doesn’t leave her story at that ... Brodesser-Akner has written a potent, upsetting and satisfying novel.
Umberto Eco, Trans. by Richard Dixon
PositiveThe New York Times“This witty and wry novel…also contains a few flimsy elements and peculiar digressions. Still, it’s hard not to be charmed by the zest of the author. I imagine the gray-bearded 83-year-old professor chortling away as he typed in some book-lined sanctuary.”