This Is Where I Leave You

Jonathan Tropper (Author)
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Description

A riotously funny, emotionally raw New York Times bestselling novel about love, marriage, divorce, family, and the ties that bind--whether we like it or not.

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...

"Often sidesplitting, mostly heartbreaking...[Tropper is] a more sincere, insightful version of Nick Hornby, that other master of male psyche."--USA Today

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Product Details

Price
$16.00  $14.72
Publisher
Dutton Books
Publish Date
July 06, 2010
Pages
339
Dimensions
5.6 X 0.8 X 8.1 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780452296367
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About the Author

Jonathan Tropper is the New York Times bestselling author of One Last Thing Before I Go, How to Talk to a Widower, Everything Changes, The Book of Joe, and Plan B. He lives with his family in Westchester, New York, where he teaches writing at Manhattanville College. He adapted This Is Where I Leave You as a feature film for Warner Brothers Studios was a screenwriter, co-creator, and executive producer of the HBO/Cinemax television show Banshee (produced by Alan Ball).

Reviews

Praise for This Is Where I Leave You

"In a wry domestic tone nicely akin to Tom Perotta's, Mr. Tropper...introduces a darkly entertaining bunch of dysfunctional relatives....This author's strong suit is wisecracks, the more irreverent the better."--Janet Maslin, The New York Times

"Hilarious and often heartbreaking...a novel that charms by allowing for messes, loose ends and the reality that there's only one sure ending for everyone."--The Los Angeles Times

"[A] magnificently funny family saga....Read and weep with laughter. Grade: A"--Entertainment Weekly

"The novel is artful and brilliant, filled with colorful narratives and witty dialogue....[Tropper] can find the funny in any situation."--Associated Press

"Tender and unexpectedly hilarious."--People.com