First Edition Book Club

Every month we'll pick a current first edition to read and discuss. This month's selection will be This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz. This is one of my favorite books and I've seen others say they like it. Most reviewers regard this as a collection of four interconnected short stories, however I see it as a novel done in four acts. It is 213 pages in length.














Here's the beginning to entice everyone:

I'm not a bad guy. I know how that sounds - defensive, unscrupulous - but it's true. I'm like everybody else: weak, full of mistakes, but basically good. Magdalena disagrees though. She considers me a typical Dominican man: a sucio, an asshole. See, many months ago, when Magda was still my girl, when I didn't have to be careful about almost anything, I cheated on her with this chick who had tons of eighties free-style hair. Didn't tell Magda about it, either. You know how it is. A smelly bone like that, better off buried in the backyard of your life. Magda only found out because homegirl wrote her a fucking letter. And the letter had details. Shit you wouldn't even tell your boys drunk.



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  • Lesley

    It is always a pleasure to discuss books with like minds. More books, more meetings, please!

    December 13, 2012

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