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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Nov 14, Nick Serikstad rated it it was amazing. Hilarious, direct, and worth the read. Philip Roth does the libidinous male with more intelligence and infinitely better prose. He works at a job that doesn’t seem to fulfill him in anyway other than financial. I have a real dislike of all of these books. View all 3 comments. A lot of profanity, even if it averaye between guys!

What makes the book good is the author’s ability to reveal the emotional struggle of being with one’s kids and family versus the biological urge of procreating with every attractive woman a man sees when his wife has lost interest in the sexual aspect of the marriage.

The main character is neither an effective, funny polemic; nor does he garner any human sympathy; nor does he provide any nuanced insight into actual life.

Though cheating, divorce and custody are some of the most serious words in human cohabitation; Chad finds a way to make it all a little tongue in cheek. Maybe you should be reading it yourself instead of reading my review. Pick it up for a good laugh and some much needed insight into what your hubbies really want.


May 06, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: Her body gives him chicken skin because it is no longer the shape he married. Return to Book Page.

THE AVERAGE AMERICAN MARRIAGE by Chad Kultgen | Kirkus Reviews

There are graphic novels and then there are graphic novels. The plot line for the most part is exactly in line with the characters and I was happy about that.

Chad paints a picture here that a lot of people know is true, but never want to admit. The characters here, up to and including the kulten, don’t seem to be happy. Not for the squeamish!

I am so glad I am not married to this guy or even dated anyone close to such a My only negative thought: You would think this humorous, deadpan, distanced, nuanced, oversexed style would be difficult for Chad to maintain for all of his books, but you’d be wrong – this is just as entertaining as its predecessor and the rest of Chad’s catalog.

No, let me rephrase. But instead of withdraws from smoking rock, I’m having withdraws from laughter. Every disgusting thought this man has will be written within the pages of this book. And funny, as much as I hate About 4. Lists with This Book.

The Average American Marriage – Chad Kultgen

Eats dinner with Alyna and kids at seven, kids get baths righ This is a great story about the average american marriage of to his wife Alyna. His first job was writing for one of the most widely circulated trade magazines in the music industry, HITS.

So is it fiction, after all? I am not too sure how I feel about how things ended, they seem slightly out of character for the narrator. I can give you a play-by-play of the entire plot without reading page one.


Feb 14, Mentor rated it it was amazing. Chad is actually a averagd of mine so Kyltgen read all his books. He is no longer sexually attracted to her, and every move she makes actually repulses him. Unfortunately, the second half of this book is no where close as funny as I found the first half.


Jennifer Egan writes much more engagingly on technology and loneliness. Even American Psycho is more respectable — at least there’s an ax murderer! I’ve seen other reviews where the reviewer has insisted that this is a brutally honest portrayal of a real American marriage.

Take Charles Bukowski and multiple it by a nasty factor of at least This book proves that not only does Kultgen bring nothing narratively other than the ability to regurgitate the time-old tale of mid-life crisis and a penchant for the pornographic; but, his entire idea of marriage is based on television and movies where this story has existed long before he put pen to page.

It’s so hard to review a book so rotten and appalling because it’s so rotten and appalling, even though that’s the point. This is a crude and frank book, with lots of graphic details Home by six forty-five.

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