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This Is Where I Leave You

Tropper, Jonathan (Book - 2009)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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—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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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.
Subject Headings: Divorced men Fiction Fathers Death Fiction Brothers and sisters Fiction Families Fiction Self-actualization (Psychology) Fiction
Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Domestic fiction
Topical Term: Divorced men
Fathers
Brothers and sisters
Families
Self-actualization (Psychology)
LCCN: 2009006934
ISBN: 9780525951278
052595127X
Branch Call Number: FIC T
Research Call Number: JFE 10-2983
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Oct 01, 2014
  • LibrarianLaura rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Loved this book and all the quirky characters and family drama. Had lots of laugh-out-loud ,moments in public spaces and I don't feel the least embarrassed by any of them! Can't wait to watch the movie - I hope it doesn't disappoint.

Jul 21, 2014
  • dkrmwiz rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

(this is my review i wrote on goodreads) so, I'm not sure what other people expected. I see several 2 and 3 stars on this book, and I wonder why. this book is what it is, a week in the lives of a family that has drifted their own ways and is forced back to face all the crap that drove them there in the first place.
I found myself laughing aloud and reading passages aloud to my family (husband and two daughters, 15 and 17) and them laughing.
I only found this book because of an upcoming movie review, and I'm happy I did. it reminded me that everyone's family has crap that drives them apart, and it sucks that it usually takes someone's death or serious injury to bring them back to their senses.
that said, I usually prefer endings wrapped up with a bow, but I was OK with this one being a bit open. we were only promised a week in these people's lives and that's what we got

Jul 09, 2014
  • cjgarner rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this book. It's one of the best I've read in a while. It was both heart-breakingly honest and laugh out loud funny. I highly recommend it!

Mar 06, 2014
  • 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.

Mar 02, 2014
  • 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.

Mar 01, 2014
  • 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.

Feb 23, 2014
  • bibliophile81 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Enormously funny.

Feb 18, 2014
  • 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.

Jul 08, 2013
  • AllisonCasa rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Loved it! Wonderful writing and so funny!

May 29, 2013
  • 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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