Books & Bars: “Fleishman is in Trouble” by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

December 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Via Zoom Meeting
Alayne Hopkins

With The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, moderator Jeff Kamin brings his unique take on a public book club show to Saint Paul. Even if you don’t like the featured book, he “guarantees a good time at our entertaining discussions.” All are welcome to try this moderated reinvention of the book club.

Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 7:00 p.m. CST

Zoom | Register Here

This event is FREE and open to the public; registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


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 Rachel would just drop their two children off at his place and simply not return.

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.