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"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 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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This Is Where I Leave You: A Novel
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4.2 / 5
OK but not as good as I hoped
August 22nd, 2015
I guess I thought this book would be funnier than it was. It was interesting enough but I wouldn't recommend it.
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A good read
June 13th, 2015
Simple with compexity just underneath. Well rounded main character. Wryly funny. Captures the shock of an ended relationship and death.
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1 person found this helpful
Better than the movie
February 21st, 2015
This book made me laugh out loud several times. Witty, funny and very good. Some of the parts were so good I read them out loud to my friends over the phone.
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Humor and wit all in one
December 28th, 2014
This novel is funny, zsad and is easy to rlate to A great read With sarcasm and a heart warming tale
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This is where I leave you
November 15th, 2014
Had really funny parts and that made this book hard to put down
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1 person found this helpful
So Funny!
October 30th, 2014
I seriously laughed until I cried. Though the plot of the book sounds uber depressing - family comes home to sit shiva for dead father - the book was anything but. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading about the excruciating joy of dysfunctional families. Way better than the movie.
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1 of 3 people found this helpful
It didn't deliver
August 11th, 2014
Ugh! I hate it when I have such high hopes for a book and it doesn't deliver.
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Read this book
August 10th, 2014
This beautifully defunct, often heartbreaking, and just a little bit crude book stole my heart within the first page! I am sad that's it's over. And so begins yet another book hangover!
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Loved it.
May 19th, 2014
Hilarious and heartfelt are perfectly balanced.
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1 review
Great read
January 31st, 2014
Amazing read, couldn't put the book down and was sad to see the story end!
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1 review
January 23rd, 2014
A man whose life couldn't get much worse is forced into spending a week, sitting shiva, with his highly dysfunctional family. We join him on his journey in what is a comedic and engaging piece of writing. An enjoyable read.
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