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This Is Where I Leave You

Tropper, Jonathan (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
This Is Where I Leave You


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Penguin Putnam

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.

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From a internationally best-selling, critically acclaimed author of four novels that have been called moving, hilarious, tender, superb, smart, honest, sweet, deft, and magnificent comes this newest novel.

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The death of Judd Foxman's father marks the first time that the entire Foxman family including Judd's mother, brothers, and sister - has 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, long-standing grudges resurface, secrets are revealed, and old passions reawakened. For Judd, it's a week long 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.

Baker
& Taylor

Judd Foxman is thrown together with his dysfunctional family when his father dies, while at the same time coping with his wife's infidelity and the end of his marriage.

Authors: Tropper, Jonathan
Statement of Responsibility: Jonathan Tropper
Title: This is where I leave you
Publisher: New York :, Dutton,, c2009
Characteristics: 339 p. ;,24 cm.
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  • poodlegirl rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It's a little slow, but enjoyable. It's got a Neil Simon feel to it...Jewish family of 4 adult children and their wanna-be young mother sit shiva for their deceased dad. This family hasn't been close for years so this makes for an interesting situation. It's being made into a movie currently...I am interesting to see who plays which personality.

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  • baroth18 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book!!! It made me laugh and cry. A quick read. Looking forward to reading more Tropper.

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  • sborel rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book and am looking forward to the movie coming out later this year.

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  • bibliophile81 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Enormously funny.

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  • Lauraparr rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Brilliant! Excellent book. Well balanced between funny and touching without getting too cheesy. This family is certainly dysfunctional but hilarious! Highly recommended.

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  • AllisonCasa rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Loved it! Wonderful writing and so funny!

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  • finn75 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Loved this book! It made me laugh out loud and cry. Families are hard work at time and no where is this portrayed better than in this book! A must read!

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  • juliabowers rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Tropper made me laugh out loud while reading this novel. It reminded me of my own family.

Funny and authentic. This book reminds me of the brutal honesty only family has with each other.

He captured family dynamics really well. I want to read another book by Tropper.

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