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This Is Where I Leave You: Book Club and Giveaway

September 5, 2014

TIWILY Book Club

My book club was lucky enough to get copies of This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper.  It’s the story of a dysfunctional family sitting shiva for their newly departed patriarch.  Told from the point of view of Judd, one of the sons whose marriage has just dissolved, I found the book to be smart, funny, and touching so I couldn’t wait to discuss it with my friends.   Everyone loved the book and we found a lot to talk about.

TIWILY collage

We had discussion questions but didn’t really need them.  We discussed family dynamics and parenting and the way the tough times in our lives shape us.  We all thought the characters in the book were terrific and we spent a lot of time discussing them – I think everyone had a different favorite.  We also talked about the casting for the film – everyone agreed they did a terrific job and we’re all anxious to see the film now.

This Is Where I Leave You – In Theaters September 19


The dramatic comedy “This is Where I Leave You” is directed by Shawn Levy, and based on the hilarious and poignant best-selling novel by Jonathan Tropper. It features a starring ensemble cast including Golden Globe winner Jason Bateman (“Arrested Development”); Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Tina Fey (“30 Rock”); and two-time Oscar® winner, multiple Golden Globe honoree and 2013 Emmy Award nominee Jane Fonda (“Klute,” “Coming Home,” HBO’s “The Newsroom”).

When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humor, heartache and redemption that only families can provide—driving us insane even as they remind us of our truest, and often best, selves.

Genre: Dramatic Comedy
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Starring: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard and Jane Fonda
Directed By: Shawn Levy
Screenplay By: Screenplay by Jonathan Tropper, Based on the novel “This Is Where I Leave You” by Jonathan Tropper
Produced By: Paula Weinstein, Shawn Levy, Jeffrey Levine; Executive Producers Mary McLaglen, Jonathan Tropper

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Thanks to Warner Brothers, I have a copy of the book and a $25 VISA gift card to use to see the movie for one lucky reader.

To enter to win a copy of THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU by Jonathan Tropper plus a $25 VISA gift card, simply fill out the entry form.  Contest is open to those with a US mailing address only– one entry per person, please.  I will use to determine the winner.  Contest ends at midnight EST Thursday, September 18, 2014.    Comments are welcome (and appreciated) but will not get you an entry in the contest.


Post sponsored by Warner Brothers.
27 Comments leave one →
  1. September 5, 2014 5:31 am

    Sounds a fun read

  2. Karen B permalink
    September 5, 2014 6:16 am

    I entered twice. Please delete 1st – incomplete – one. Sorry!

  3. September 5, 2014 7:08 am

    I loved this book – can’t wait to see the movie!

  4. September 5, 2014 7:27 am

    I loved the book, too. Counting down to the movie release date!

  5. September 5, 2014 8:13 am

    What a fun book club selection. I can’t wait to see the movie.

  6. September 5, 2014 9:56 am

    Even though I gave this a 3.5/4, I think it’s still my favorite book of the year so far. I will definitely read more of his books – someday!

  7. September 5, 2014 10:01 am

    thank you for the chance to win 🙂

  8. September 5, 2014 11:50 am

    I think this seems like a book I’d enjoy. And, based on the ads, I definitely want to see the movie.

  9. Patty permalink
    September 5, 2014 3:10 pm

    Uh oh…I entered but it wouldn’t let me put in my address…that’s ok…the book sounds great and I love the table settings!

  10. September 5, 2014 3:32 pm

    I hope to read this before I see the movie. The cast looks great.

  11. September 5, 2014 5:57 pm

    I’m glad your book club enjoyed this book, Kathy. Thank you for hosting this superb giveaway. The story sounds good in book and movie form. I will add your giveaway to my blog’s sidebar. 🙂

  12. September 5, 2014 10:08 pm

    what a great story for a book club! and that food looks so yummy! Thank you for hosting the great giveaway and sharing! Are you looking forward to seeing this movie? Will your book club go as a group to see it?

  13. September 6, 2014 1:23 am

    Glad your book club enjoyed the book! I agree that the movie looks great. Can’t wait to see it. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  14. September 6, 2014 8:18 am

    I read this a while ago and enjoyed it.

  15. Beth F permalink
    September 6, 2014 8:20 am

    Great giveaway! Can’t wait to see the movie.

  16. September 6, 2014 1:21 pm

    The trailer looks good! But I also want to read the book. Glad it engendered a great discussion with your book club.

  17. Jennifer permalink
    September 6, 2014 3:17 pm

    I’ve loved watching the trailer for this movie! I didn’t realize it was based on a book for some reason though. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  18. talesofwhimsy permalink
    September 6, 2014 4:00 pm

    I really want to see this. Secretly, I have a hard time saying no to Jason Bateman. Something about his smile just makes me want to trust him.

  19. September 6, 2014 8:45 pm

    I loved this book! I read it while in labor with my daughter and it was perfectly hilarious and ridiculous to get me through that moment. Glad your book club enjoyed it!

  20. September 7, 2014 4:28 pm

    I’ve been wanting to read this for a while. The movie looks good, too! Thanks for the giveaway, Kathy!

  21. September 7, 2014 4:30 pm

    I wasn’t really excited about this book or movie, but the trailer has me sold. There are so many great actors!

  22. September 9, 2014 12:19 pm

    I haven’t read this book yet, but I think I own a copy.

  23. bookingmama permalink
    September 11, 2014 2:49 pm

    My group meets this Sunday – can’t wait. Everyone loved the book!

  24. September 11, 2014 11:09 pm

    I want to read the book but I know I’ll be seeing the movie when it comes out. I love the cast!

  25. September 12, 2014 8:35 pm

    I am reading the book now and I am so excited about the movie! It looks great!

  26. swright9 permalink
    September 28, 2014 7:08 pm

    I’m just finishing the book now and find it funny. I hope the movie is good. Have you seen it yet?

    • September 29, 2014 1:46 am

      Just saw the movie this weekend. It’s just about as good as the book – a big surprise.

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