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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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    Better than the movie

    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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    So Funny!

    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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    Read this book

    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.

    Hilarious and heartfelt are perfectly balanced.

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    OK but not as good as I hoped

    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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