The Average American Marriage by Chad Kultgen
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The Average American Marriage, the long-awaited sequel to Chad Kultgen’s much debated, always controversial The Average American Male, is a matter-of-fact foray into the male mind and sexual fantasy.

Now married with children, Kultgen's lewd and sex-obsessed narrator once again offers up his deep (and not so deep) thoughts on love, marriage, kids, and (naturally) sex: from birthday sex to interns to parenting, The Average American Male looks upon the institution of marriage with the same deadpan smirk he has brought to the rest of his sex-addled, perennially disaffected life.

 

About Chad Kultgen

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Chad Kultgen graduated from USC School of Film & Television. His novels include The Average American Male, The Lie, and Men, Women & Children. He lives in California.
 
Published February 12, 2013 by Harper Perennial. 256 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The narrator lives by what he calls the “ninety-eight percent rule,” a willingness to have sex with 98 percent of all women “in the age range of seventeen or so to dead,” though it’s never clear what 2 percent he excludes from his lubricious vision.

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She’s also well-versed in how the modern woman uses social media, so when she sends compromising photographs that the AAM receives on his cellphone, he’s both delighted and turned on...until Alyna discovers the photos and kicks him out.

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The narrator from Kultgen's earlier novel (The Average American Male, 2007) is back--if anyone is interested.

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(Also, Casey has a ""fat ass"" whereas Alyna has a ""perfect ass."") When he dumps Casey for Alyna, miserable Casey declares she's pregnant, a suspicious claim that nonetheless makes Alyna bolt.

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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 Jane.

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Open Letters Monthly

If two intelligent, open-minded readers can sample the same book and come away with reactions that aren’t just different in degree but are completely opposite – “it was incredible, one of the best books I’ve ever read,” and “it was vile, every copy should be burned” – something is going on that n...

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North Jersey

If you are looking for profanity, "The Average American Marriage: A Novel" offers it in abundance.

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