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Critical Praise

“In a wry domestic tone nicely akin to Tom Perotta’s, Mr. Tropper…introduces a darkly entertaining bunch of dysfunctional relatives…This author’s strong suit is wisecracks, the more irreverent the better.” 

—Janet Maslin, The New York Times

“Often sidesplitting, mostly heartbreaking…[Tropper’s] a more sincere, insightful version of Nick Hornby, that other master of male psyche.” 

—USA Today

“Hilarious and often heartbreaking…a novel that charms by allowing for messes, loose ends and the reality that there’s only one sure ending for everyone.” 

—The Los Angeles Times

“[A] magnificently funny family saga…Read and weep with laughter. Grade: A” 

—Entertainment Weekly

“Tender and unexpectedly hilarious.” 


“Jonathan Tropper is a genius.” 

—Jane Green

“Jonathan Tropper is the new breed of novelist who writes for men and women with ease and grace.”

—Haven Kimmel