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This is Where I Leave You Book Club

This is Where I Leave You Book Club

I am an avid reader. Seriously. When we go on vacation, I usually read a book a day. For me, reading is such a great escape which is only second to seeing a good movie. I am especially fond of reading books right before the movies come out so I can see the movie and then compare.

It’s always fun to read the book before the movie, right? This September, Jonathan Tropper’s novel This Is Where I Leave You is coming to theaters with this incredibly relatable drama/comedy and I just started the book a few days ago. I am loving it so far and getting ready to share it with a few local friends (more below).

This Is Where I Leave You the movie

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.

These are two of my favorite comedic actors and I especially love them when they play serious roles. These two are perfect together plus they seem to mesh well with the rest of the cast. This is definitely a “must see” movie for me.

Local book club

I will be hosting a This Is Where I Leave You book club discussion in early September. I cannot wait to share the book with my friends! The combination of family, sibling rivalry and more all under the same roof for a week is simply irresistible to me! Since I love reading so much, I am excited to share this book with friends and then meet to discuss it.

There will be a little fun, a little wine and definitely some good times at our book club. I can't wait to share more with you!

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  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    I just recently found out that it was a book, so I definitely want to read it BEFORE I see the movie.

  2. I love so many of these actors and actresses so this movie will be high on my list! I’m not opposed to reading the book either.

  3. I haven’t read this yet but it’s on my list of books to read before I see the movie. Love Jason Bateman!

  4. Great cast in this movie! I’m not much of a book reader, but will definitely check out the movie

  5. I’m an avid reader, but had no clue that This is Where I Leave You is out in print. Thanks for the information; it is on my list to get and read before the movie comes out in September.

  6. There are a lot of great actors in this movie. I have never heard of it but I need to check it out.

  7. The movie looks like it’s gong to be so good. So of course, I’m expecting the book is probably amazing!

  8. deb

    This looks like a story worth watching. I’m going to have to add the book to my ‘to be read’ pile.

  9. I’ve never read this book but it sounds really interesting! I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  10. Tina Fey is awesome. I hope I get a chance to read the book before the movie!

  11. I bet this is great! I would love to be a part of a local book club too.

  12. i have been hearing about this book (and movie) a lot today!! i’ll read along with you, soon as i finish my current series.

  13. I already wanted to read this book, but I’m loving all the book club blog posts I’m reading. I can’t wait to read it!

  14. I can’t wait to see the movie! I want to read the book first, though.

  15. I just heard about this on another blog, and already have the book on my must read list. I can’t wait to catch the movie too!

  16. I’m so excited about this. I’m reading it right now and I’m kinda cracking up!

  17. I love this cast! I haver read the book, but I would love to pick it up before the movie.

  18. I love reading the book before watching the movie. What a fun book club idea!

  19. I love reading books before seeing the movie. I think I would really enjoy this one. I’ll have to run out and get it. I”m almost finished with my current book.

  20. I have not ever heard of the book so nope not read it. But it sounds really good, so I will definitely see the movie.

  21. Veronica

    That looks like a fun book club book. I am not a big book reader but I get into a good one every now and then

  22. Ann Bacciaglia

    I had not heard of this movie until now. I watched the trailer and i cant wait to see it! Such a great group of actors that are in this movie. Thanks for sharing.

  23. **roflmao** Love the bionic breast comment in the trailer!
    Can not wait to see this movie.
    Looks so flippen FUNNY!!

  24. I’ve heard great things about this book! The movie looks good as well. I’ve going to have to check it out. 🙂

  25. I used to love going to Book Club! Sounds like a fun book to have featured at your Book Club.

  26. I haven’t read this yet, but I am hoping to get a chance soon. It sounds like a good book and I want to read it before the movie comes out.

  27. This sounds like an interesting read and I’m actually looking forward to checking out the movie! I might need to pick up the book as well!

  28. I love to read as well. Been hearing a lot about this book. Might have to pick it up.

  29. I haven’t read the book yet but I can’t wait to see the movie. The trailer looks awesome!

  30. Tracey

    So many people have recommended this book to me! I need to get my hands on it!

  31. Sounds like a great book and movie! Cannot wait to read about your book club review!

  32. Have not heard of this. I will have to see his when it comes out.

  33. I can’t wait to read this book! It looks great!

  34. Shauna

    I actually have not read it, but it is already in que on my iPad… It is next on my list…

  35. I haven’t read it but now I am looking forward to watching the movie. Anything with Tina Fey is sure to be a hit.

  36. I’ve been hearing great things about this book and movie. Awesome!

  37. I like the trailer. Every family is different, and every family is kind of the same, lolol

  38. I haven’t read the book yet, but I’ve watched the trailer over and over – I can’t wait for the film to come out. It has some of my all time favorite actors in it, and it looks hilarious!

  39. I saw the previews for this last night. I had no idea it was a book. I’m going to pick it up and give it a read before I see the movie.

  40. Elizabeth Towns

    This is just the kind of book I would like to read. Especially before the movie comes out. I like the idea of family and siblings who rival under the same roof for a week. I can imagine that being my own family.

  41. This looks so funny! It has a great lineup of actors!

  42. I can’t believe I haven’t heard of this! I’m definitely checking out both the book and the movie 🙂

  43. #Twily sounds like a grest read! I might just have to join this virtual book club. Movie has an awesome line up!

  44. Mary Gardner

    I loved this book and the movie also. What a great cast!

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