Judd Foxman and his wife Jen suffered a traumatic miscarriage. Jen seeks refuge in the arms of Judd's boss. Judd quits his job and moves to a cheap apartment when he finds out that Jen is pregnant again. At the same time, Judd finds out that his father has died after a battle with cancer. Surprisingly, Judd's father's last request was for a traditional Shiva gathering. So, in an effort to satisfy his father's dying wish, Judd heads back to his family home for seven days of grieving with his mother and three siblings. What follows is a funny and poignant journey in which a single family attempts to address the grievances and frustrations that they have been wallowing in for decades. While there are moments that are heartbreaking and disappointing, Tropper carefully tempers that pain with pure comic genius. That makes This is Where I Leave You an easy book to recommend-it's engaging, poignant and laugh out loud funny.
A riotously funny, emotionally raw New York Times bestselling novel about love, marriage, divorce, family, and the ties that bind--whether we like it or not. 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... "Often sidesplitting, mostly heartbreaking... Tropper is] a more sincere, insightful version of Nick Hornby, that other master of male psyche."--USA Today NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JASON BATEMAN, TINA FEY, JANE FONDA, AND ADAM DRIVER