This Is Where I Leave You

This Is Where I Leave You

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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. Watch a Videoshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 339 pages
  • 160.02 x 231.14 x 30.48mm | 657.71g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • E P Dutton & Co Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 052595127X
  • 9780525951278
  • 367,813

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"Jonathan Tropper is a genius." -Jane Green "Jonathan Tropper is the new breed of novelist who writes for men and women with ease and grace." -Haven Kimmel "A beautifully crafted book of enormous heart . . . utterly magnificent." -Augusten Burroughs on "The Book of Joe" "Tropper's book is a smart comedy of inappropriate behavior at an inopportune time." -"Publishers Weekly" on "How to Talk to a Widower" "A mixture of mourning and mockery . . . surprisingly moving." -"Entertainment Weekly" on "How to Talk to a Widower"show more

About Jonathan Tropper

Jonathan Tropper is the author of "How to Talk to a Widower, Everything Changes, The Book of Joe," and "Plan B." He lives with his family in Westchester, New York, where he teaches writing at Manhattanville College. He is currently adapting "This Is Where I Leave You " as a feature film for Warner Brothers Studios.show more

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107,093 ratings
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4 43% (46,236)
3 24% (25,324)
2 5% (5,798)
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