Fleishman Is in Trouble

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLIST • “A masterpiece” (NPR) about marriage, divorce, and the bewildering dynamics of ambition In development as an FX limited series on Hulu, to be written by Taffy Brodesser ...

Author: Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0525510885

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLIST • “A feminist jeremiad nested inside a brilliant comic novel—a book that makes you laugh so hard you don’t notice till later that your eyebrows have been singed off.”—Ron Charles, The Washington Post FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE’S JOHN LEONARD PRIZE FOR BEST FIRST BOOK • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY AND THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • Time • The Washington Post • Vanity Fair • Vogue • NPR • Chicago Tribune • GQ • Vox • Refinery29 • Elle • The Guardian • Real Simple • Parade • Good Housekeeping • Marie Claire • Town & Country • Evening Standard • Kirkus Reviews • BookPage • BookRiot • Shelf Awareness A finely observed, timely exploration of marriage, divorce, and the bewildering dynamics of ambition from one of the most exciting writers working today Toby Fleishman thought he knew what to expect when he and his wife of almost fifteen years separated: weekends and every other holiday with the kids, some residual bitterness, the occasional moment of tension in their co-parenting negotiations. He could not have predicted that one day, in the middle of his summer of sexual emancipation, Rachel would just drop their two children off at his place and simply not return. He had been working so hard to find equilibrium in his single life. The winds of his optimism, long dormant, had finally begun to pick up. Now this. As Toby tries to figure out where Rachel went, all while juggling his patients at the hospital, his never-ending parental duties, and his new app-assisted sexual popularity, his tidy narrative of the spurned husband with the too-ambitious wife is his sole consolation. But if Toby ever wants to truly understand what happened to Rachel and what happened to his marriage, he is going to have to consider that he might not have seen things all that clearly in the first place. A searing, utterly unvarnished debut, Fleishman Is in Trouble is an insightful, unsettling, often hilarious exploration of a culture trying to navigate the fault lines of an institution that has proven to be worthy of our great wariness and our great hope. Alma’s Best Jewish Novel of the Year “Blisteringly funny, feverishly smart, heartbreaking, 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 “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

Long Island Compromise

And through it all, it addresses timeless questions about wealth, trauma, and the American soul. PRAISE FOR FLEISHMAN IS IN TROUBLE: 'This is the novel of the summer . . . There is no one that this book isn't for.

Author: Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Publisher: Wildfire

ISBN: 9781472273031

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Page: 352

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From the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of Fleishman Is in Trouble comes Long Island Compromise, a darkly exhilarating novel about an American family and its inheritance - the safety and wealth that they fought for, and the trauma, the fear, and precariousness of their survival that is their legacy. In 1982, wealthy businessman Carl Fletcher is kidnapped from his driveway in the nicest part of the nicest part of Long Island. He is brutalised, held for ransom and then, a week later, returned to his family. Carl, his wife and his kids all try to move on with their lives and resume their prized places in the ongoing saga of the American dream. But nearly 40 years later, when Carl's mother dies, the trauma that has been bubbling beneath the Fletchers' lives all this time finally surfaces for the entire family: Carl, the still-terrified father, desperately seeking closure to the matter of his kidnapping, but too trapped in the mire of his trauma to ask for it; his wife, Ruth, who has spent her potential protecting Carl's emotional health to the detriment of her children's; and their three grown children: Nathan, a walking panic attack trying to get promoted at his law firm; Beamer, a Hollywood producer numbing his perpetual terror with food, drugs and women; and Jenny, the wanderer, who has spent her life so bent on proving he is not a product of the family's pathology that she comes to define it. Once Carl's mother is gone, he finally allows himself to acknowledge what happened to him all those years ago, and face the question that's been idling in his mind for a quarter of a century: where did the ransom go? And if he were ever to find the money, would it finally give him and his family the relief and comfort they've so needed all these years? PRAISE FOR FLEISHMAN IS IN TROUBLE: 'This is the novel of the summer . . . There is no one that this book isn't for. I can't believe it's a first novel. Pure brilliance' INDIA KNIGHT, THE SUNDAY TIMES 'Could be one of the books of my entire lifetime. I've never felt so seen' GRACE DENT, GUARDIAN 'Sharp and wicked, insightful and funny, and then suddenly so touching' DAVID NICHOLLS 'This book is a work of utter perfection' ELIZABETH GILBERT

Nothing to See Here

Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, People, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, TIME, The A.V. Club, Buzzfeed, and PopSugar “I can’t believe how good this book is.

Author: Kevin Wilson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062913484

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 359

A New York Times Bestseller • A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick! Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, People, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, TIME, The A.V. Club, Buzzfeed, and PopSugar “I can’t believe how good this book is.... It’s wholly original. It’s also perfect.... Wilson writes with such a light touch.... The brilliance of the novel [is] that it distracts you with these weirdo characters and mesmerizing and funny sentences and then hits you in a way you didn’t see coming. You’re laughing so hard you don’t even realize that you’ve suddenly caught fire.” —Taffy Brodesser-Akner, author of Fleishman is in Trouble, New York Times Book Review From the New York Times bestselling author of The Family Fang, a moving and uproarious novel about a woman who finds meaning in her life when she begins caring for two children with a remarkable ability. Lillian and Madison were unlikely roommates and yet inseparable friends at their elite boarding school. But then Lillian had to leave the school unexpectedly in the wake of a scandal and they’ve barely spoken since. Until now, when Lillian gets a letter from Madison pleading for her help. Madison’s twin stepkids are moving in with her family and she wants Lillian to be their caretaker. However, there’s a catch: the twins spontaneously combust when they get agitated, flames igniting from their skin in a startling but beautiful way. Lillian is convinced Madison is pulling her leg, but it’s the truth. Thinking of her dead-end life at home, the life that has consistently disappointed her, Lillian figures she has nothing to lose. Over the course of one humid, demanding summer, Lillian and the twins learn to trust each other—and stay cool—while also staying out of the way of Madison’s buttoned-up politician husband. Surprised by her own ingenuity yet unused to the intense feelings of protectiveness she feels for them, Lillian ultimately begins to accept that she needs these strange children as much as they need her—urgently and fiercely. Couldn’t this be the start of the amazing life she’d always hoped for? With white-hot wit and a big, tender heart, Kevin Wilson has written his best book yet—a most unusual story of parental love.

The Smash Up

Inspired by a classic Edith Wharton novella about a strained marriage in a small town, The Smash-Up is at once an intimate, moving portrait of a family in distress, a vivid examination of our roiling national rancor, and a powerful ...

Author: Ali Benjamin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0593229665

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 708

A marriage spirals out of control when the issues of our day—cultural, political, and social—become intensely personal in this fresh, whip-smart novel for readers of Meg Wolitzer and Fleishman Is in Trouble. “Sharply funny, perceptive, and surprising at every turn . . . Ali Benjamin is Edith Wharton with fresh eyes.”—Amy Bloom, author of White Houses It’s September 2018. In Washington, D.C.,—and in cities and towns across America—women have taken to the streets to protest a Supreme Court nominee. And in Starkfield, Massachusetts—a sleepy rural town where nothing much ever happens—Ethan Frome’s otherwise quiet life has turned upside down. Ethan’s wife, Zo, is so enraged by the national political scene that she’s transformed their home into a local headquarters for the Resistance. His college roommate and former business partner faces #metoo allegations, sending Ethan into increasingly desperate financial straits. His unruly, headstrong daughter, Alex, grows more challenging by the day. Enter Maddy Silver—a breezy, blue-haired millennial making her way through the gig economy. Suddenly Ethan and Zo must question everything: their past, their future, their marriage, and what they value most. And all the while, a world-rocking cultural smash-up inches ever closer to home. Inspired by a classic Edith Wharton novella about a strained marriage in a small town, The Smash-Up is at once an intimate, moving portrait of a family in distress, a vivid examination of our roiling national rancor, and a powerful exploration of how the things we fail to notice can shatter a family, a community, and a nation.


Toilet Trouble

Volume 2 of this series includes a reunion of the Big Bad Wolf and the Three Little Pigs, a surprise birthday present for a baby crocodile, an uninviting hole in an ice skating rink, and much, much more,

Author: Brett Fleishman

Publisher: Fbt Poetry, LLC

ISBN: 9781732477032

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 56

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A collection of 20 humorous poems designed for beginner readers (grades K-2). Volume 2 of this series includes a reunion of the Big Bad Wolf and the Three Little Pigs, a surprise birthday present for a baby crocodile, an uninviting hole in an ice skating rink, and much, much more,

Perspectives

Do not let yourself be put in compromising posiout of trouble . ” ” Fleishman &
Sterling has a no tions . While there is no such thing as " asking for it " in the
Sexual harassment consulting is dating policy , explains managing eyes of the
law ...

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The Coin of Contraband

Although Simpson seemed twice the size of Fleishman , the latter was
concentrated dynamite . He squared off in a hurry , and only Al's timely
interference prevented real trouble . Fleishman thought Texans had one hell of a
way of greeting a ...

Author: Garland Roark

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Category: Smuggling

Page: 439

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Story of a reformed "contrabandista" along the U.S.-Mexican border from 1917 to 1959.


Under the Influence

to be publicity That was trouble to gather Fleishman knew that reporters had
already begun to gather outside the gate to Grant ' s Farm . That was trouble . “ I
said that there was going to be publicity and notoriety . . . because even if a deer
was ...

Author: Peter Hernon

Publisher:

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Category: Brewing industry

Page: 461

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Uncovers the opportunism, unbridled power, family conflict, and sex scandals hidden behind the red, white, and blue logo of the Anheuser-Busch family dynasty

The Capital

Besides , Fleishman possessed brightest paper offered in the Jonathan Club
property and securities and was bonded ... was inexcusable . anxious to obtain
wealth without the trouble Husband and wife may separate formally For of
wooing ...

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Cases in Public Relations Management

118 According to Chick's office , Fleishman $ 20,000 was charged by that one
Hillard had been paid more than $ 24 ... A week after the city comptroller
Fleishman - Hillard contract were in trouble . announced her audit , investigations
were In a ...

Author: Patricia Swann

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN: 9780073135656

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 388

View: 646

Intended for a junior/senior level course in Public Relations, this case study textbook takes a different approach to teaching students about the public relations world. Most case study textbooks deconstruct prize-winning campaigns that show one path to meeting a challenge or an opportunity. Cases in Public Relations Management uses recent cases with outcomes that weren’t always successful and challenges students to think analytically, strategically and practically. Each case is designed to encourage discussion, debate and exploration of the options available to the strategic public relations manager today.

United States Congressional serial set

The said Harry Fleishman is permanently disabled as a result of the loss of vision
in one eye caused by an injury ... that the eye continued to give him trouble but
he did not lose the sight of his eye until 4 or 5 years after the alleged injury .

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Pittsburgh Directory

Save Expense and Trouble for Your Heirs by making a will and appointing this
Company Your Executor. ... 2514 Penn av Fleiscliman John mach 238 2d av h
Millvale Pa Fieischman Joseph driver 2418 Berg Fleischmann see also
Fleishman ...

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The Whipping Boy

A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Author: Sid Fleischman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin School

ISBN: 9780395732601

Category: Large type books

Page: 104

View: 835

A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Journal of applied psychology

Fattu , N . A . and Mech , E . V . The Effect of Set on Performance in a " Trouble
Shooting ” Situation . ... 153 Fleishman , E . A . A Modified Administration
Procedure for the O ' Connor Finger Dexterity Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191 Forbes , F
. W . and ...

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The Gramophone

Opera Reviews EDITOR'S CHOICE INTERVIEW FLEISHMAN Redischild's Violin
SHOSTAKOVICH The Gambiers Esity ... Moses Ilyich Shakhes trouble , or at any
rate the trouble with the Shostakovich The Gamblers programme : so much ...

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This is PR

Maybe communications problems are the real cause of the trouble . St. Louis
public relations consultant Alfred Fleishman , in his ( 1973 ] book Troubled Talk ,
tells of a client who was having " all kinds of problems ” at one of his plants .

Author: Doug Newsom

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 615

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This text presents the history and development of public relations, an introduction to communication theory, persuasion and research methods as well as an overview of practical topics.