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This is Where I Leave You

Jonathan Tropper
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Simultaneously mourning the death of his father and the demise of his marriage, Judd Foxman joins the rest of his family as they reluctantly submit to their patriarch's dying request: to spend the seven days following the funeral together sitting shiva and living in the same house.  During the week, the family, long scattered by school, marriage and jobs, gets to know each other all over again, with hilarious results. For Judd, it's a weeklong attempt to make sense of the mess his life has become while trying in vain not to get sucked into the crazy battles of his dysfunctional family.  Tropper’s sharp and sometimes raunchy wit combine with a heartfelt story to make This is Where I Leave You a memorable comic read.

Lori Siegel