The new series Fleishman is in Trouble debuted on Hulu this week. Based on the popular novel by Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Fleishman is in Trouble tells the story of recently separated Toby Fleishman who, somehow, at age forty-one, find himself attractive to women. Women who are self-actualized, women who are smart and interesting, women who don’t mind his height.
But Toby’s new life is interrupted when his ex-wife suddenly disappears. Either on a vision quest or a nervous breakdown, Toby doesn’t know – she won’t answer his texts or calls.
As he desperately searches for her while juggling his job and parenting their two unraveling children, Toby is forced to reckon with the real reasons his marriage fell apart, and to ask if the story he has been telling himself all this time is true.
The book is available to borrow in a few different formats, and if you want to watch the movie, but don’t subscribe to Hulu, you can borrow a Roku streaming device from the library and use our subscription.