"And it is not not a dangerous thing to be at the doorstep to middle age and at an impasse in your life in your life and to suddenly be hearing sounds from your youth."
Assured debut novel by Taffy Brodesser-Akner, who is best known for her celebrity profiles (Tom Hanks, Bradley Cooper). It's definitely a book you'll appreciate more if you're married or in a long-term relationship. The Fleishmans are a seemingly perfect couple, with success, wealth, kids, friends, a house in the Hamptons, and an apartment in the city, but their marriage if falling apart. It's told from the perspective from a friend of theirs, with both characters getting their side of the story. I'd say it's the best book about marriage this side of "Madame Bovary," but less tragic and a lot funnier. I'd recommend reading this whilst watching "Marriage Story."
"The anger was a garden that she kept tending, and it was filled with a toxic weeds whose growth she couldn't control."

taffyakner.com

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