Chad Kultgen’s latest novel, The Average American Marriage is the sequel to his provocative first novel, The Average American Male. That leaves us with Chad Kultgen’s newest release, The Average American Marriage. It’s the sequel to Chad’s debut in publishing; The. In Kultgen’s sequel to The Average American Male, his unnamed narrator is now unhappily married to Alyna and they have two kids, Andy and.
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The actual progression of the story is fairly standard. The nameless protagonist from the first novel has returned having been married for a few years to the once hot and now quite frigid woman he left his old girlfriend for.
The reality show POSERS featured Chad himself along with two of his real life friends posing as various unrecognizable celebrities to get behind Hollywood’s velvet rope. He shows you in this two-hundred some pages what it’s like to be married, have kids, and keep moving forward in a life, even if it’s not exactly how you pictured it. Maybe you should be reading it yourself instead of reading my review.
The above quote is how I felt when I was a little more than halfway through Average American Marriage. After two years of being entrenched with rock-stars and their entourages, Chad moved on to become a mardiage writer for one of American Media’s most beloved supermarket tabloids. Don’t get me wrong, he’s going to bring the humor, you’re going to laugh a lot throughout the book, but this one isn’t going to let you limp away when you’re done, you’ll be crawling. Return to Book Page.
Feb 15, Yair Ben-Zvi rated it really liked it. It was good, very good. This site uses Akismet to chd spam. That the husband is so disgusted with his wife’s changing body after aging and bearing his children? View all 3 comments.
The same kind of theme was handled in the Rabbit series by Updike but with the sort chaad artfulness you won’t find here. Posted by Jason Rice Nov 19, Reviews 0. I didn’t buy it sorry Chad but I did buy his next book The Lie and enjoyed it though not quite as much as its predecessor as it seemed to let go of some of the comedy in lieu of some Bret Easton Ellis style collegiate emptiness.
I am tempted to say I am eagerly awaiting a third novel in this series, but I am afraid that age will take the narrator from us and leave the books dry. Forthright and unashamed, Chad Kultgen is not afraid to “go there” with blunt language and imagery, offering up a spot-on portrait of how some men view their marriages.
Even at the most desperate moments, our narrator knows that his end is over dueeverything seems like a foregone conclusion. A failure both as a novel of manners and a polemic — not sure which one the author was aiming for.
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Feb 11, Joanna rated it really liked marriqge Shelves: Birthday parties, driving to work, spreadsheets, green tea, finding time to watch Babysitter porn, it all seems like a greasy helix to the end. I am always worried when there is a gay character on a novel especially if the characters are as unlovable as this main character is for most of the series.
Seldom margiage I ever read a book that combines blah plus yuck plus sex to such a boring effect. Oh well poor me It’s fantasy that seems realistic enough to keep you hooked through the dramatics, lending credibility to the out-there inner thoughts of men wondering “what-if”.
I cant believe I almost forgot about this genre. It’s a heavy handed satire that makes modern life less than attractive but at the same time bracing in its honesty. How I missed this wonderful author I dont know, But boy am I glad I finally got marrriage opportunity amerifan do so.
A jultgen review, and for good reason. Jul 22, Heather rated it really liked it. The narrator made me think things I wish I had never thought. The second was not bad and I would readily read it again, but it does not have the same feel avrrage the first book. While I considered the first book delightfully indulgent.
I’ve now read most of Kultgen’s fiction, and it’s mostly the dame thing overall – sex-obsessed men behaving badly. Being one of the only females in my large family I always had more of a amerixan sense of humor and this was right up my a I won this through Goodreads first reads, and I cant tell you just how grateful I was.
He says what we all want to say, but don’t want to cha. I have been typing in word or notepad documents because this had been happening but thought “oh it will be fine this time” but it WASN’T.
I am genuinely surprised at the ending and the motivation behind the narrator’s actions. When that falls short of adequate satisfaction, he strikes up an affair with a younger, more a My first Chad Kultgen. This may be a tactic the author planned as the main character has grown older and has gotten married, but it also dampened the spirit of the book a bit.
Regardless of whether or not you like what the narrator is saying, there’s no denying the truth in Chad is actually a friend of mine so I read all his books.
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It was kind of refreshing to see that sort of humanity in a series of writing that, to this point, hadn’t shown it. Feb 13, Alicia Mehlig rated it it was amazing. They are incredibly fast reads, nothing too complicated, and I mostly have a look of disgust on my face as I read, but I keep reading more and amerkcan.
I find myself re reading this great novel over and over. Philip Roth does the libidinous male with more intelligence and infinitely better prose. After high school, he turned down a full ride baseball scholarship to Trinity University in San Antonio, TX to pursue writing.
Jul 02, Jason Donnelly rated it it was amazing. I just loved the dirty man humor. It is slightly less raunchy than the Average American Male but only slightly so. There was something about this book that I didn’t like quite as much as the first On the other hand, if your into alcohol, sex and rotten marriages, this is for you!
But oh my oh my, it’s pretty fascinating.