Fleishman is in Trouble is an entertaining examination of a mid life crisis - or, rather, several mid life crises. While I found the author's style quite readable and fun, the weight of the characters unhappiness became a bit untenable by the time I got to the end of the book. I think the observations she makes and the reality of the characters lives ring true, but it's just … kind of depressing. And a personal peeve of mine is when people don't take responsibility for their own happiness, but blame their significant other for where their lives have ended up... it's just a frustrating line of thinking. Anyway, the books is well written but I found the overall experience to be a downer.