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This Is Where I Leave You: A Novel - Jonathan Tropper
This Is Where I Leave You: A Novel
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"Often sidesplitting, mostly heartbreaking...[Tropper is] a more sincere, insightful version of Nick Hornby, that other master of male psyche." --USA Today The death of Judd Foxman's father marks the first time that the entire Foxman clan has congregated in years. There is, however, one... show more
"Often sidesplitting, mostly heartbreaking...[Tropper is] a more sincere, insightful version of Nick Hornby, that other master of male psyche." --USA Today The death of Judd Foxman's father marks the first time that the entire Foxman clan has congregated in years. There is, however, one conspicuous absence: Judd's wife, Jen, whose affair with his radio- shock-jock boss has recently become painfully public. Simultaneously mourning the demise of his father and his marriage, Judd joins his dysfunctional family as they reluctantly sit shiva-and spend seven days and nights under the same roof. The week quickly spins out of control as longstanding grudges resurface, secrets are revealed and old passions are reawakened. Then Jen delivers the clincher: she's pregnant. This Is Where I Leave You is Jonathan Tropper's (One Last Thing Before I Go) most accomplished work to date, and a riotously funny, emotionally raw novel about love, marriage, divorce, family, and the ties that bind-whether we like it or not.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780452296367 (0452296366)
ASIN: 0452296366
Publisher: Plume
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Lived in a Pretty www.livedinapretty.com/
Lived in a Pretty www.livedinapretty.com/ rated it
4.0 This Is Where I Leave You: A Novel
While it’s beginnings sound somber—a family of adults attend the funeral of the their father and find that, even though the family was not religious, his dying wish was that the family come together and sit Shiva (mourning) for the requisite week. Thus begins this funny, and at times, touching novel...
Just Another Reader
Just Another Reader rated it
3.0 This Is Where I Leave You
I picked up this book after seeing the funny trailer that was released a little while ago. I thin this will be one of those movie improves on the book movies, which do happen, if rarely. Mainly because they got Tina Fey to play the sister. It's not a terrible book and it does have some good mome...
Reading Junkie
Reading Junkie rated it
2.5 Described as "riotously funny" - I guess I just have a different sense of humor
Interesting, but it never really grabbed me, even though it's a fast read. I know it's being made into a movie and I'm not really sure how they're going to do it - it's not really a family drama, but it's not a comedy either. It's described as "riotously funny," but I guess I just have a different...
The Book Frog
The Book Frog rated it
4.0 This Is Where I Leave You: A Novel
Tolstoy observed in Anna Karenina that while all happy families are alike, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. Using this rule of thumb it can be safely said that the Foxman family of This Is Where I Leave You is unique. Their story opens with Judd--narrator and third of the family's fo...
When Jade Eby Isn't Writing...
When Jade Eby Isn't Writing... rated it
3.0
I picked this book up on the recommendation of many people and I can see why so many people liked it. It was fast paced, had a smart ass narrator and had lot of sex. Usually lots of sex in a novel isn't a problem for me, but for some reason it just rubbed me the wrong way in this novel. I think beca...
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