Design Flaws of the Human Condition - Paul Schmidtberger

Design Flaws of the Human Condition

By Author Paul Schmidtberger

  • Release Date: 2007-07-17
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature

Design Flaws of the Human Condition - Paul Schmidtberger Book Description

As can only happen in New York, two strangers find themselves railroaded into an anger-management class, where they soon become fast friends. Iris is there because of an eminently justifiable meltdown on a crowded flight, whereas Ken got caught defacing library books with rude (but true!) messages about his former boyfriend. The boyfriend that he caught in bed with another man.

Needless to say, Iris and Ken were cosmically destined to be friends. What follows is a strikingly original comedy as Ken enlists Iris to infiltrate his ex-boyfriend’s life in the hope of discovering that he’s miserable. And Iris reciprocates, dispatching Ken to work himself into the confidence of her own boyfriend, whom she suspects of cheating. But what if Ken’s ex isn’t crying himself to sleep? What if he’s not the amoral fiend Ken wants to believe he is? And what should Iris do when her worst suspicions start to come true? Exactly how perfect do we have the right to expect our fellow human beings to be?

Anger, betrayal, loyalty, and friendship—Design Flaws of the Human Condition explores these universal themes with wisdom, compassion, and a wickedly irreverent sense of humor.

Book Reviews

  • A wonderfully funny book

    By rizzoa1
    I loved this book for the depth of its characters, the situations they find themselves in, and the people they meet along the way. I enjoyed the inside knowledge of the eccentricities of living in New York City. And I especially loved laughing at loud while reading this hysterically funny book.