This Is Where I Leave You: A Novel: A Novel by Jonathan Tropper

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

byJonathan Tropper

Kobo ebook | August 6, 2009

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$12.99

Available for download

Not available in stores

about

"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.


Details & Specs

Title:This Is Where I Leave You: A Novel: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 6, 2009Publisher:Penguin Group USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1101108983

ISBN - 13:9781101108987

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of This Is Where I Leave You: A Novel: A Novel

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny, funny, real I laughed from the very beginning but I also had to take pause to feel for the members of this family and for each of their situations. If only we could all be so honest about our lives.
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hilarious! Tropper is a master at making you laugh hysterically then feel sad for some of the characters. I've read all his books and they're all fantastic. This one is no exception. Can't wait to watch the movie!
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it as much as the movie I've seen the movie many times without realizing it was based on a book. I don't normally read the book after I've seen the movie but I'm glad I did. Although the story line of the movie and the book are the same, the book is much darker and goes deeper into both Judd and the families issues. Very entertaining read, I would recommend whether you've seen the movie or not. One thing I feel like I should mention is that in the book, Judd has some very descriptive opinions of others which some might find offensive. However, it does make him more realistic and you get a better feel of his character when you hear his inner judgments. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Better than the movie I enjoyed the book. There were some great funny moments. There were also moments where I said oh this is so obviously written by a guy and there is nothing wrong with that but I guess moments could have been written smarter if that makes sense. The book was better than the movie. I did not like the very end of the book but it did not even enter into the movie...you will know what I am talking about when you read the book. This is a fairly quick, entertaining read. I saw the movie a few days after, Jason Bateman was well cast but they could have done more with it.
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read the book first! After having a lukewarm reading period, 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: 2017-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read. Funny and entertaining read. Has a good balance of laughing out loud mixed with touching moments. Gives insight into how even though we do not choose our families, some life events will inevitably bring us together.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Took a while to get into I picked up this book on a sale table at my local chapters and I was really excited to read it, as I had seen the trailers for the movie, but I wanted to read it before I watched it. It took me a long time to et into the book, but once I got started I couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING I loved everything about this book. The characters were very relatable. When I saw the movie preview and realized they'd brought it to film, I was equally thrilled and terrified that they would ruin it, but they did a wonderful job making this family's story so very real. Struggles with infidelity, death, infertility, and the wonderful love/hate that IS siblings. Couldn't say a bad thing about it.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Meh Enjoyable read, but it doesn't stick with you like the really good ones do.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Enjoyable Good story filled with interesting characters. Not really a page turner but an overall good story about family, love, and loss. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Average I was hopeful for this book, but I didn't find it anything great. Although it will make you laugh and does justice to the term "family" I was looking for more.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Before and After the Movie I read this book before I watched the movie and after I watched the movie. The whole time, I thought how well-cast it was. The characters are flawed, struggling and brought back to family. There are more heartwarming than hurtful moments -- such a joy to read.
Date published: 2016-12-01
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