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This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathon Tropper

  • Aug 27, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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August's pick is This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathon Tropper.  A movie based on this book, starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey and Jane Fonda, is set to be released later this year. The book tends to be far better than the movie...so let's prepare for the movie's release by reading the book now! 

For more on the book, please look below (from Amazon):

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.

This Is Where I Leave You is Jonathan Tropper's (One Last Thing Before I Go) most accomplished work to date, and a riotously funny, emotionally raw novel about love, marriage, divorce, family, and the ties that bind-whether we like it or not.

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  • David L.

    Movie is officially out September 19th; do we want to get together, say, at the Lenox mall (since the seating there is awesome and it's near downtown) to see it together that weekend?

    September 11, 2014

    • Kate

      music midtown is that weekend, would it be possible to do it the weekend after?

      September 11, 2014

    • David L.

      That might work better; we also have a meetup that week, so can recruit peeps who do not check meetup messenger :).

      September 11, 2014

  • Arati

    We had a good showing last night and lead to a fun discussion on the book! Think everyone pretty much agreed that this book would be that rare kind that translates well to the big screen! If there's enough interest, we can do an outing to see the movie when it comes out next month. I'll try to set it up soon.

    1 · August 28, 2014

  • David L.

    Lots of fun seeing/meeting everyone. We really need to make seeing the movie as a group happen :).

    1 · August 27, 2014

    • Emily L.

      I agree...looking forward to the movie!

      August 28, 2014

  • Art

    art

    August 27, 2014

  • Art

    look forward to next meetup

    August 27, 2014

  • Art

    Went to the mellow mushroom, only to find ...

    1 · August 27, 2014

  • Trish R.

    I sooo wanted to come and meet some veg readers tonight. I bought the book. Unfortunately I'm waaay on the other side of town and just leaving work. Have fun!!!

    1 · August 27, 2014

  • Angie R.

    I am sad to miss this one but I have to work that evening.

    August 17, 2014

  • Tina

    Can someone tell me why there is a fee for the meet ups? It's not a big deal, but I'm just curious what the $2 is for? Thanks!

    August 7, 2014

    • David L.

      Meetups cost the organizer. Many are for-profit or get kickback from locations to cover these fees; ours does not. She's still paying more than we are.

      1 · August 8, 2014

  • David L.

    Book is hilarious thusfar :)

    August 6, 2014

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