This Is Where I Leave You opens with the death of Judd Foxman's father. Judd's life is falling apart: his beautiful wife has just left him for his shock-jock radio boss, and now, to fulfill the dying wish of his heretofore atheist father, Judd must sit shiva for seven days with his entire family. It'll be the first time in over a decade that the screwed-up Foxman clan has spent more than a few hours together
Tropper's wit positively sparkles through the somber premise. As Judd mourns his father, deals with his eccentric family, and attempts to make sense of his failed marriage, the reader is takn on a cathartic, poignant, and refreshingly funny (even laugh-out-loud funny) journey through some of life's most difficult issues.
This Is Where I Leave You is an exceptional novel that skillfully walks the line of profound emotion and irreverent humor. Jonathan Tropper shines at portraying real, relatable characters and all the depth, warmth, and absurdity that is found in both the big and small moments of everyone's life.