The Average American Marriage (Paperback)

A Novel

By Chad Kultgen

Harper Perennial, 9780062119551, 256pp.

Publication Date: February 12, 2013

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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 the Author

Chad Kultgen is a graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. His novels include The Average American Male, The Average American Marriage, The Lie, and Men, Women & Children, the basis of a feature film by Jason Reitman. He lives in California.

Praise For The Average American Marriage: A Novel

Praise for The Avergae American Male: “An appalling book we couldn’t put down.”

Praise for The Average American Male: “Since its publication in 2007, [Average American Male] has become an unofficial, if somewhat undercover bible for a certain strain of Xbox-playing, Maxim-collecting Gen Y males.”
New York Times

“’50 Shades of Grey’ for the 30-something male. It is crass, lewd and politically incorrect, but also mindlessly fun and engaging.”
Associated Press

“Chad Kultgen is the epitome of everything that is lewd in this world.”
Westword, Denver CO