This Is Where I Leave You: A Novel (Google eBook)
Now a major motion picture starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey Jane Fonda, and Adam Driver
"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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cecilturtle - LibraryThing
While this book will probably be soon forgotten by critics and readers - too transient, I think, in time and space -, it has a poignancy which makes it a pleasant and even introspective read. Men will ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ozzieslim - LibraryThing
This is the first book I have read by Jonathan Tropper but it won't be the last. I am a fan of the dysfunctional family having grown up in one and continuing the tradition myself. I am also a closeted ... Read full review
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