9781410420589

This Is Where I Leave You (Basic)

Tropper, Jonathan

ISBN 10: 1410420582 / 1-4104-2058-2
ISBN 13: 9781410420589
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Hardcover
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Synopsis:
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, and Adam Driver

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 radioshockjock

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 shivaand

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 bindwhether

we like it or not.

Review:
Poor Judd Foxman returns home early to find his wife in bed with his boss - in the act. He now faces the twin threats of both divorce and unemployment. His misery is compounded further with the sudden death of his father. He is then asked to come and 'sit Shiva' for his newly deceased parent with his angry, screwed up and somewhat estranged brothers and sisters in his childhood home. It is there he must confront who he really is and - more importantly - who he can become. Funny, moving, powerful and poignant. THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU is the fabulous follow up to HOW TO TALK TO A WIDOWER and Jonathan Tropper at his best.

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Review:
Amazon Best of the Month, August 2009: Jonathan Tropper writes compulsively readable, laugh-out-loud funny novels, and his fifth book, This Is Where I Leave You is his best yet. Judd Foxman is oscillating between a sea of self-pity and a "snake pit of fury and resentment" in the aftermath of the explosion of his marriage, which ended "the way these things do: with paramedics and cheesecake." Foxman is jobless (after finding his wife in bed with his boss) and renting out the basement of a "crappy house" when he is called home to sit shiva for his father--who, incidentally, was an atheist. This of course means seven days in his parent's house with his exquisitely dysfunctional family, including his mom, a sexy, "I've-still-got-it" shrink fond of making horrifying TMI statements; his older sister, Wendy, and her distracted hubby and three kids; his snarky older brother, Paul, and his wife; and his youngest brother, Phillip, the "Paul McCartney of our family: better-looking than the rest of us, always facing a different direction in pictures, and occasionally rumored to be dead." Tropper is wickedly funny, a master of the cutting one-liner that makes you both cringe and crack up. But what elevates his novels and makes him a truly splendid writer is his ability to create fantastically flawed, real characters who stay with you long after the book is over. Simultaneously hilarious and hopeful, This Is Where I Leave You is as much about a family's reckoning as it is about one man's attempt to get it together. The affectionate, warts-and-all portrayal of the Foxmans will have fans wishing for a sequel (and clamoring for all things Tropper). -- Daphne Durham

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Book Description: Thorndike Press, 2009. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: The death of Judd Foxmanas father marks the first time that the entire Foxman familyaincluding Juddas mother, brothers, and sisterahave been together in years. Conspicuously absent: Juddas wife, Jen, whose fourteen-month affair with Juddas 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 patriarchas 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, itas 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 Juddas father died: Sheas 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 bindawhether we like it or not. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_1410420582

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