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This Is Where I Leave You (edition 2009)

by Jonathan Tropper

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Title:This Is Where I Leave You
Authors:Jonathan Tropper
Info:Dutton Adult (2009), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 352 pages
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Decided to read this after hearing it was being made into a movie starring Jason Bateman and Tina Fey. It was ok as a book but think I would enjoy it more as a movie. A dysfunctional family with 4 siblings are forced together after the death of their father for 7 days. Each sibling has their own set of issues in their lives. ( )
  micahmom2002 | Jan 25, 2016 |
Decided to read this after hearing it was being made into a movie starring Jason Bateman and Tina Fey. It was ok as a book but think I would enjoy it more as a movie. A dysfunctional family with 4 siblings are forced together after the death of their father for 7 days. Each sibling has their own set of issues in their lives. ( )
  micahmom2002 | Jan 25, 2016 |
This Is Where I Leave You, by Jonathan Tropper is a book that follow Judd Foxman a man down on his luck. Judd has recently separated from his wife due to her affair with Judds boss and somewhat his friend. He leaves her to go and attend his fathers funeral with his mother and three siblings. He spends the next seven days with his family in the same house for the sake of bonding. This book is a wonderful testament to familial fortitude. The Foxmans experience a lot of drama and despair in their time at in the same house. All of their problems are put on the table while Judd and his siblings revisit their childhood and try to bond with each other and their mother. This book takes a fantastic approach to modern day problems and relationships. The family is shaken by this experience and the confessions of all their personal issues, such as their mothers outing of her sexual relationship with their neighbor female neighbor of the same age as their mother. The book finishes with Judd sudden decision to do what he always wished to do on a whim. He purposefully misses his exit on the highway and directs himself towards Maine in his brothers Porsche. This ending reflects to a modern issue not only present in the main characters mind but in many other alike, which is the need for spontaneity and the longing for happiness. This is a powerful novel that I enjoyed every page of. I suggest this to any readers looking for their next modern piece to pick up.
  heins | Jan 21, 2016 |
Funny, heartbreaking, insightful. ( )
  joyhclark | Jan 20, 2016 |
Well, there is this dysfunctional Jewish family; three sons, one daughter, and the mother sitting shiva for the dead father who up until his death bed was nothing more than an Atheist.

The oldest son, Paul, has been running the family business and trying to get his wife pregnant; the middle son, Judd, is about to get divorced as his pregnant wife has been screwing around on him with his boss (although the baby to be is not of the sterile boss); the youngest son, Phillip, is a schlemiel (screwing every thing he can as well as his life) and dating an older woman who was once his therapist; the sister, Wendy, is married to a man who ignores her and their children and whose only interest is making money with other peoples' money; and the mother is a woman with a boob job, dressed in low cut tops, short skirts, & high heels, who wrote a very popular book and has become a supposed "expert" on raising children.

This was one funny book..... some of it was a bit long winded (I skipped a few pages here & there), when Judd was expounding on his; thoughts, dreams, desires, growing years, but it was still good for a laugh. The characters are very real as only dysfunctional people can be. It isn't the world's best literature, but if you want a light read and a laugh, I'd suggest you read this book. ( )
  Auntie-Nanuuq | Jan 18, 2016 |
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Judd Foxman is thrown together with his dysfunctional family when his father dies, while at the same time coping with his wife's infidelity and the end of his marriage.

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