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I picked up this book and couldn’t put it down. I know the Foxman family is totally unrealistic with its interactions and over the top situations that Judd finds himself in but it didn’t make the story any less enjoyable. I found it heartfelt, interesting, well written and funny all at the same time. A great book for those who are feeling a bit down on their situations to help put it all in perspective and give you some food for thought.
Mr. De Ocampo does a great job with the narration and bringing all of the characters to life, from the kids to the elders!
Yes and I already have! I read this book years ago and loved it. Recent a friend asked me to list/ recommend some of my favorite books and this one instantly came to mind. I tried to find my paperback copy to loan it out but unfortunately it was lost to time. Wanting to reread it again myself I downloaded the audio book and was not disappointed.
This book is a great combination of funny, emotional, and thought provoking. Although I feel this book and it's characters aren't perfect, it is incredibly entertaining, and lets be honest what is 100% perfect anyway. I became very invested in the story and it's characters, unable to put this book down after starting it. This book made me realize how events are not simply black and white but more a shade of gray with many people at fault and affected by it. I also realized how easy it is for people to settle when faced with hardship and then become complacent. While reading this book I fell in love with its dysfunctional family and laughed the whole time.
If you liked this book I would suggest How to talk to a widower and the book of joe by the same author.
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Very entertaining family of dysfunction or maybe just your normal crazy people. Tropper's voice is so insightful one moment the next moment I could give him such a kick for his disparaging descriptions of older people. Anyone one from forty-four to sixty and older, watch out.
Not my favorite Listen. Kept hoping it would get better. Not terrible but I would have missed anything if I skipped the book.
The story wasn't bad but the writer needs to find more creative ways to describe what is happening. I never enjoy a book in which the word "fuck" is the most used verb and adjective. It gives the story a juvenile tone.
J. Trooper composes each sentence with a mixture of blinding truth and wry humor. A delightful tale of family miscommunications during 7 days of mourning.
You really need to have lived inside a family to get this book. I did and I got so much out of hearing the complicated relationships and fiascos
As well as the deep love and devotion
felt. Still resolving issues of my own, I thoroughly enjoyed hearing about others experiencing similar if not worse
Revelations and emotions!