This Is Where I Leave You (Prebound)
August 2009 Indie Next List
“Mort Foxman's dying wish is that his wife and four children sit shiva for him. With acute and sardonic perception, we view these seven days of enforced togetherness through the eyes of the middle son, Judd. The result is a narrative that is both hilarious and poignant. You won't want to miss this one!”
— Jennie Turner-Collins, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH
Winter 2011 Reading Group List
“Jonathan Tropper delivers perfectly-timed punches with a good dose of laughter in this depiction of a heartfelt week of loss, mourning, forgiveness, and discovery as the Foxman family is held together -- some would say held captive -- under one roof to sit shiva. Tropper doesn't miss a beat. It's too bad you can't catch up with fictional characters over a beer in a few months. I'll miss these guys.”
— Lisa Baudoin, Books & Company, Oconomowoc, WI
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, and Adam Driver
"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 ("One Last Thing Before I Go) "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.
About the Author
Jonathan Tropper is the author of "One Last Thing Before I Go, How to Talk to a Widower, Everything Changes, The Book of Joe," and "Plan B." He lives with his family in Westchester, New York, where he teaches writing at Manhattanville College. He is currently adapting "This Is Where I Leave You " as a feature film for Warner Brothers Studios and is a screenwriter, co-creator, and executive producer of the HBO/Cinemax television show "Banshee" (produced by alan Ball), premiering in 2013.