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Jonathan Tropper

Author of This Is Where I Leave You

9 Works 6,807 Members 325 Reviews 25 Favorited

About the Author

Jonathan Tropper is the author of How to Talk to a Widower, Everything Changes, The Book of Joe, Plan B, and One Last Thing Before I Go. He adapted his novel, This Is Where I Leave You, into a feature film starring Jason Bateman and Tina Fey. He is an executive producer and co-creator of the show more Cinemax series Banshee. He teaches writing at Manhattanville College. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Jonathan Tropper

This Is Where I Leave You (2009) 3,160 copies
The Book of Joe (2004) 1,054 copies
How to Talk to a Widower (2007) 995 copies
One Last Thing Before I Go (2012) 626 copies
Everything Changes (2005) 611 copies
Plan B (2000) 356 copies

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Canonical name
Tropper, Jonathan
Legal name
Tropper, Jonathan
Birthdate
1970-02-19
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
Places of residence
Westchester, New York, USA

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Mostly enjoyable read about a family coming together to sit shiva after the death of their father.

I enjoyed the book very much as an escape from my life and as a way to pass the time but I think the level of wacky hijinks push it into the realm of silly more than a serious exploration of the family relationships and resentments that face the Foxman clan.

I'll be sure to catch the movie when it comes to cable.
 
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hmonkeyreads | 174 other reviews | Jan 25, 2024 |
Well, I usually save reading reviews until after I've read the book, but I broke my rule on this book and read some reviews first. Most of them were negative, so I entered the story with great skepticism. I was surprisingly delighted by a story filled with honestly depicted truths about family, love, death, disappointment, losing and finding the way, and redemption. (And, as an afterthought, I must admit the ending was a little hokey. But that doesn't take away from the rest of the book.)
 
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jemisonreads | 174 other reviews | Jan 22, 2024 |
Purchased for my five-hour flight from LAX to HNL. Purchased whilst in long lines at security. Finished this morning as my body woke to West Coast time, a wee bit earlier than I needed to be up. This is the fastest adult fiction read I've had in a long time.

The plots unfolds like it was written for a Hollywood sell. Not necessarily a bad thing. But the words, the phrasing, the verbiage will be missed should it ever become a movie. Heavy emotional situations are balanced with humor and detached point of view--ha, my kind of story.… (more)
 
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mimo | 174 other reviews | Dec 18, 2023 |
Nope. The entire thing just felt like that guy at the party who is trying so, so hard to be clever and funny.
 
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beentsy | 174 other reviews | Aug 12, 2023 |

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Works
9
Members
6,807
Popularity
#3,590
Rating
3.8
Reviews
325
ISBNs
194
Languages
17
Favorited
25

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