“I think we’re at this critical moment where traditionalism is intersecting with ambition and there are women who are told from the time they are girls ‘you can be whatever you want to be’ - but nobody ever told the men," author Taffy Brodesser-Akner explains to Diane in their conversation.

“I think we’re at this critical moment where traditionalism is intersecting with ambition and there are women who are told from the time they are girls ‘you can be whatever you want to be’ - but nobody ever told the men," author Taffy Brodesser-Akner explains to Diane in their conversation.

In Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s debut novel “Fleishman Is In Trouble,” Toby Fleishhman, 41, is recently divorced. That means he has just discovered the new world of dating apps and he can’t believe how, unlike before he was married, easy it is to find dates – and sex. He’s thrilled.

But this is just one part of the story. As Brodesser-Akner told Diane, she’s also interested in examining how well the institution of marriage is working, especially for women, as society strives toward gender parity.

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  • Taffy Brodesser-Akner Writer, New York Times Magazine

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