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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. 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: Paperbackpages.

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THE AVERAGE AMERICAN MARRIAGE by Chad Kultgen | Kirkus Reviews

Be the first to ask a question about The Average American Marriage. Lists with This Book. Aug 28, Deanna rated it did not like it.

ARGH I am so mad I typed up a pretty long review and my computer froze!! 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. Oh well poor me Maybe that’s ku,tgen the best ;- I have no idea what made me read these books. I think it started with the “Men, Women and Children” book he wrote that was made into a movie. I thought it looked really interesting. The only one I did not read was his first which was a prequel to this one called “The Average American Male”.

I should really give myself permission to not amerocan books now and then. And I could kick myself for reading the others! I have a real dislike of all of these books. I’ve seen other reviews where the reviewer has insisted that this is a brutally honest portrayal of a real American marriage.

The Average American Marriage

If is so then I feel our relationships and our children’s future relationships are potentially doomed. That the husband is so disgusted with his wife’s changing body after aging and bearing his children?

Oh there’s just so much to say in my opinion. People say the author is unafraid of “going there” with his blunt language and imagery. I disagree and say he’s just going for shock value at every chance he gets.

Honestly I am not a prude! I can take some dirty talk and raunchiness and not be offended. However, when the author and I’ve read an interview or averate says he bases his books on what ALL men actually think. Then if that’s true marriabe incredibly aerican. I know the divorce rate is high. I know people are unfaithful zverage I prefer to believe that not every man thinks the way the men and women do in Kultgen’s books.


In my opinion it’s not creative or gutsy Most of the minds of these males seem like they are based on the stereotypical movie frat boy type thinking. Or maybe I’m completely wrong and all men do think the way this author thinks they do? I truly hope not View all 27 comments. Lesbianism is my only hope. Aug 19, Corey rated it really liked it Shelves: Not in some bs kultgrn way.

This book is so good, I cant put it down. When I close this book I feel like I’m a crackhead going through withdraws. But instead of withdraws from smoking rock, I’m having withdraws from laughter.

And on numerous occasions I’ve had hearty John Magua laughs while reading this book. I cant believe I almost forgot about this genre. I’m very happy right now. The above quote is how I felt when I was a little more than halfway through Average American Marriage.

Unfortunately, the second half of this book is no where close as funny as I found the first half. Maybe it was the multiple fingers of scotch I had while reading the first half, or maybe the first half was just better. Maybe you should be reading it yourself instead of reading my review.

I’m an illiterate degenerate, you shouldn’t be reading my reviews in the first place. View all 3 comments.

Feb 07, Sandi Widner rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

Being a wife, I enjoyed this male perspective of marriage, which, sadly, I think might be frighteningly accurate. My only negative thought: A lot of profanity, even if it is between guys! Feb 12, Russell Davis rated it liked it. With chapter names like “Blowjob Ass Cramp” and “Shitdick” it’s hard not to point out how incredibly puerile and crass this book can be.

The Average American Marriage (Average American, book 2) by Chad Kultgen

Still gets 3 stars, and I’ll probably read everything he writes. Feb 13, Alicia Mehlig rated it it was amazing. Chad speaks the truth! If you’re a woman or a man and find this book gross or shocking its just further proof that you can’t handle the chac of what menMOST men actually think and sayit’s genius and this kind of raw honesty is needed.

May 03, Dina Saur rated it did not like it. I wish I could have the three hours of my life back spent reading this book. It’s not that I’m offended by the sexism or raunch or foul language. It’s just that this book does a terrible job of it. The main character is neither an effective, funny polemic; nor does kkultgen garner any human sympathy; nor does he provide any nuanced insight into marrage life.


A failure both as a novel of manners and a polemic — not sure which one the author was aiming for. The characters are nothi I wish I kkltgen have the three hours of my life back spent reading this book.


The characters are nothing more than shit- and cum- stained cardboard cutouts. So many people have done this kind of thing better. Revolutionary Road depicts the empty soul of American suburban marriage from both sides americsn the marriage.

Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom did the mid-life crisis much better. Jennifer Egan writes much more engagingly on technology and loneliness. Will Self’s novels are raunchy and highly sexed, but funny and incredibly creative. Philip Roth does the libidinous male with more intelligence and infinitely better prose. Even American Psycho is more respectable — at least there’s an ax murderer! And if it is pure, unadulterated filth you’re looking for, Charlotte Roche’s Wetlands does it much better, from a much more interesting perspective.

Seldom have I ever read a book that avverage blah plus yuck plus sex to such a boring effect. Feb 11, Joanna rated it really liked it Shelves: That is pretty much the key phrase in this book.

While I can see where most people would get offended by this book, if I could write a companion novel based on what women are thinking about constantly, it would read pretty close to this one. Towards the beginning of the book, the author is describing sex with his wife and how much an episiotomy scar bothered him. Honestly, his wife was probably thinking marriaye the same lines! Is that a bad view of my ss? Di In all honesty Women call it window shopping, but with trash like Fifty Shades topping the charts, how could this possibly offend all of kultgenn women secretly fantasizing about Christian?

Hilarious, direct, and worth the read. Pick it up for a good laugh and some much needed insight into what your hubbies really want. Jul amegican, Heather rated it really liked it. You have to have an immature sense of humor to like this amerifan, if you’re serious marriagge it, the main character will just piss you off as a scumbag perv. Luckily I have the sense of humor of an 18 year old frat boy so this isn’t an issue. Feb 15, Yair Ben-Zvi rated it really liked it.

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