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Book Review: This is Where I Leave You

Reviewed by Marianne Silver, Head of Adult Services

This is Where I Leave You
Author: Jonathan Tropper

The death of Judd Foxman's father brings his dysfunctional family back together to sit shiva for seven days.  That situation alone should be difficult enough; however, it's compounded by Judd's discovery of his wife's affair with his boss and the subsequent loss of his job. Will he survive the week with his three siblings and his mother the "enlightened" therapist?

I don't normally enjoy tales of dysfunction like you'll find with Oprah selections.  But this one was at times laugh-out-loud funny and poignant at the same time.  The characters were real and the love amongst them was palpable even though at times it was obscured by their conflicts.

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and wanted to let you know I love Jonathan Tropper.  He puts the "fun" in dysfunction.  His other titles are quick reads as well!  Can't wait to see it as a movie!