This Is Where I Leave You
The death of Judd Foxman’s father marks the first time that the entire Foxman family—including Judd’s mother, brothers, and sister—have been together in years. Conspicuously absent: Judd’s wife, Jen, whose fourteen-month affair with Judd’s radio-shock-jock boss has recently become painfully... show more
The death of Judd Foxman’s father marks the first time that the entire Foxman family—including Judd’s mother, brothers, and sister—have been together in years. Conspicuously absent: Judd’s wife, Jen, whose fourteen-month affair with Judd’s radio-shock-jock boss has recently become painfully public. Simultaneously mourning the death of his father and the demise of his marriage, Judd joins the rest of the Foxmans as they reluctantly submit to their patriarch’s dying request: to spend the seven days following the funeral together. In the same house. Like a family. As the week quickly spins out of control, longstanding grudges resurface, secrets are revealed, and old passions reawakened. For Judd, it’s a weeklong attempt to make sense of the mess his life has become while trying in vain not to get sucked into the regressive battles of his madly dysfunctional family. All of which would be hard enough without the bomb Jen dropped the day Judd’s father died: She’s pregnant. This Is Where I Leave You is Jonathan Tropper's most accomplished work to date, a riotously funny, emotionally raw novel about love, marriage, divorce, family, and the ties that bind—whether we like it or not. Watch a Video
Publish date: 2009-08-06
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
I am done with BOOKLIKES. It does nothing but freeze, is slow as molasses in winter and gives me a headache. Thanks to all you book buddies out there. I hope to see you at Goodreads or in a bookstore. This is Where I Leave You is a hilarious book. I don't normally go for humor this is one of the...
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 fath...
I'm sucker for family drama, I am sucker for dysfunctional family relationships. Being a part of dysfunctional family is without a doubt less than fun. But to us, the ones who are silently watching the family fall out taking a place, it is somewhat a treat. You learn a lot of human nature while enjo...
I wanted to give this book a try because the movie was coming out and I hate watching movies based on books withough reading the books first. But still, it took me a while to finally pick it up because the reviews were so disparate that for some reason I thought I was going to be on the "one-star" s...
I read this book for book club. The author was trying too hard to be funny and none of the characters were very likeable. I am glad to be finished reading it.