This Is Where I Leave You: A Novel
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 - anglophile65 - LibraryThing
I'm loving this! I step away from my usual mystery, this is a fabulous read. Funny capture of family dynamics the good bad and ugly as family is forced to hang together for the 7days of Shiva for ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - micahmom2002 - LibraryThing
Decided to read this after hearing it was being made into a movie starring Jason Bateman and Tina Fey. It was ok as a book but think I would enjoy it more as a movie. A dysfunctional family with 4 ... Read full review
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