One Last Thing Before I Go

One Last Thing Before I Go

Book - 2012
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"Silver has begun to accept that life isn't going to turn out as he expected. His ex-wife is about to marry a terrific guy Silver can't quite bring himself to hate. And his Princeton-bound teenage daughter Casey has just confided in him that she's pregnant, because he's the one she cares least about letting down. With the wedding looming and Casey in crisis, this broken family struggles, bonds, and comes together only to risk damaging each other even more. Lives begin anew, change radically, or in Silver's case-- as he discovers that he could die at any moment without an operation he refuses to have-- may be about to end in an instant."
Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2012
ISBN: 9780525952367
Branch Call Number: TROPPER
Characteristics: 324 p. ; 24 cm


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bklyn74 Feb 13, 2016

This book is going along only "ok" but then really falls apart in the last 50 pages or so. The last 50 pages are essentially a repetition of the words "OK", "sorry" and "cry/crying".

This is Where I Leave You is light years better. It also turns corny at the end, but not nearly with the severity or length that "One Last Thing" does.

Not recommended.

Aug 15, 2014

Absolutely loved the book, the character and the story, and I also enjoyed the ending. I want to read more novels by this author!

Nov 26, 2013

Jonathan Tropper's follow up to his excellent novel "This Is Where I Leave You" follows the same pattern: family dysfunction, screwed up, but likable character and a mix of the heartfelt and the comic. While on the surface, he's treading on well-trod ground (comically messed up families, sad bastard males, Jews), he brings more warmth, humor and nuance to the material than most of his peers. I like "Leave You" a little better, but I also read it first. Maybe my favorite of the Jonathan (Franzen, Lethem, Safron Foer) writers.

Apr 18, 2013

A truely wonderful story of friends, family, love and death all told in a laughting, while you're shedding a tear for all these poor mixed up people. Highly recommended.

smc01 Jan 14, 2013

Tropper is true-to-form in this humorous, heart-warming novel filled with crazy family relationships, bizarre friendships and health struggles. The characters are entrancing in spite of their strange behaviour and you will root for them care for them and feel you have come to know them very well. Highly recommended when you need a quick, funny, light-hearted read.

Dec 17, 2012

Checked this out for my husband and he loved it. He talked me into reading it and it was very very good BUT the ending leaves you hanging...

Sep 22, 2012

The best of Tropper. So funny that I laughed aloud every few pages.

Sep 13, 2012

There is much of what life is about: family, loneliness, love, hate, marriage, death, and more; a lots of laughter and some tears. Very good read.


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