This Is Where I Leave You: A Novel: A Novel

by Jonathan Tropper

Penguin Group US | August 6, 2009 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

This Is Where I Leave You: A Novel: A Novel is rated 4.22727272727273 out of 5 by 22.
"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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Published: August 6, 2009

Publisher: Penguin Group US

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1101108983

ISBN - 13: 9781101108987

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Family Getogether I got this book through the book exchange at my Toastmasters Book club Christmas meeting. We exchange books that we have read. Pass the joy. A Jewish man passes away and his widow announces that his dying request is that his family sit shiva for him. For a week, his widow, children and grand children all live in the same house and receive mourners. Each member of the family has a secret and a reason for not wanting to be there. This is more of character driven novel than an action driven story. The characters were so well developed that you enjoy finding out more about them. They have their flaws which makes you want to scream as get more into the novel. This makes the book more believable. Most of the characters were very good. There were a couple that were over the top. So many secrets in one family. A little more than normal. I enjoyed the book. I understand that there is a movie being made based on this book. I think I would like to see it. Not often I want to see a movie on a book I've read. I recommend the book.
Date published: 2015-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just fantastic! This book was so refreshing. You will learn to love the characters, flaws and all, for their quirky upbringing, their hilarious banter and their moments of tremendous heart. I laughed out loud plenty of times, or sat smiling stupidly to myself on the streetcar. Read the book before you see the movie - though I feel like they will compliment each other wonderfully!
Date published: 2015-10-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good read Simple with compexity just underneath. Well rounded main character. Wryly funny. Captures the shock of an ended relationship and death.
Date published: 2015-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Humor and wit all in one This novel is funny, zsad and is easy to rlate to A great read With sarcasm and a heart warming tale
Date published: 2014-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is where I leave you Had really funny parts and that made this book hard to put down
Date published: 2014-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is How I Leave You Exceent book. Can't wait to see the movie!
Date published: 2014-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended!! I can't believe how quickly I finished this book! Very funny and very real...the things Judd thought were things we all think but would never admit. I would recommend this book to anyone.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hmmmm I was hoping for a better ending.
Date published: 2014-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Now I have to see the movie.
Date published: 2014-09-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It didn't deliver Ugh! I hate it when I have such high hopes for a book and it doesn't deliver.
Date published: 2014-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2014-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read. I laughed and cried. Great book! Can't wait to see the movie.
Date published: 2014-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it. Hilarious and heartfelt are perfectly balanced.
Date published: 2014-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Loved it! Very funny.
Date published: 2014-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read Amazing read, couldn't put the book down and was sad to see the story end!
Date published: 2014-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read 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.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny! I believe I began laughing at page 1, then throughout the book; and this is a book about a failed marriage & a 7-day shiva. So...Great insight into relationships between spouses, siblings and parents.
Date published: 2013-04-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Weekend Read For those who like a light read peppered with poignant, sad moments, this is a good one. The characters are charming and likable and the story is sweet.
Date published: 2011-06-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Was a fun read I enjoyed this book - there were a lot of good moments in it and some powerful moments - and then some just over the top moments. It was a bit sentimental, as it was about their sitting shiva for their father, but every time it got a little too treacly, a laugh would come along to carry the story forward. I did like the characters and enjoyed meeting them.
Date published: 2011-05-02

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Kobo eBookThis Is Where I Leave You: A Novel: A Novel

This Is Where I Leave You: A Novel: A Novel

by Jonathan Tropper

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: August 6, 2009

Publisher: Penguin Group US

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1101108983

ISBN - 13: 9781101108987

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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.