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One Last Thing Before I GoThe Bestselling Author OfThis Is Where I Leave Youreturns With A Hilarious And Heart Rending Tale About One Familiy S Struggle To Reconnect Mistakes Have Been Made Drew Silver Has Begun To Accept That Life Isn T Going To Turn Out As He Expected His Fleeting Fame As The Drummer For A One Hit Wonder Rock Band Is Nearly A Decade Behind Him His Ex Wife Is About To Marry A Terrific Guy And His Princeton Bound Teenage Daughter Casey Has Just Confided In Him That She S Pregnant Because Silver Is The One She Cares Least About Letting Down.So When Silver Learns That He Requires Emergency Life Saving Heart Surgery, He Makes The Radical Decision To Refuse The Operation, Choosing Instead To Spend What Time He Has Left To Repair His Relationship With Casey, Become A Better Man, And Live In The Moment Even If That Moment Isn T Going To Last Very Long As His Exasperated Family Looks On, Silver Grapples With The Ultimate Question Of Whether Or Not His Own Life Is Worth Saving.

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➶ One Last Thing Before I Go Free ➬ Author Jonathan Tropper – Girlnailart.us
  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • One Last Thing Before I Go
  • Jonathan Tropper
  • English
  • 13 May 2017
  • 9780142196816

10 thoughts on “One Last Thing Before I Go

  1. says:

    Update This is a 1.99 Kindle special today This author is so much fun but he hasn t written a book in quite a while I d love to see a new book come out by him When I need a comic tragic very fun book I think of Jonathan Tropper This book fits the bill This was everything thing I wanted at the moment Jonathan Tropper is my go to author when I m in the mood to read about Jewish families their problems and laugh my ass off He s got some FABULOUS lines I only wish I could remember them myself at times use them on others ha ha I m Jewish It can feel a little too red Green everywhere I go this time of year, for me..so as treat to myself I turn to reading something fun funny pathetic mostly just wonderful knowing my Jewish born heart feels a little supported during this season just sayin I wanted some humor about real people ...

  2. says:

    One Last Thing Before I Go is the third of three novels by Jonathan Tropper which I read back to back, and I considered abandoning it shortly after I began reading The story began with 44 year old Drew Silver, divorced father of a soon to be off to Princeton daughter named Casey, sitting around the pool with his friends These friends are other middle aged divorced fathers who sit around ogling young college aged women who spend their days sunbathing These men are all living at an establishment known as the Versailles, an efficiency hotel near the interstate and all spend their days complaining about their ex wives and lamenting the fact that they don t spend enough time with their children This story about middle aged men in the throes of a very pitiful, depressing and stereotypical mid life crisis sounded way too much like people I know in my real life I thought I might just pass on this one I m not sure WHY I continued to read I suppose part of it was that I had read Jonathan Tropper s novels and I couldn t accept that this cliche he seemed to be presenting could be the entirety of the story The other reason I kept reading was that despite the fact that Drew Silver Silver was pathetic, I was privy to his thoughts and feelings underneath his longings for his glory days , that is, his time in a one hit wonder rock band called the B...

  3. says:

    Silver is forty four, a former drummer with the one hit wonder band, The Bent Daisies After the front man vocalist, Pat Mcreedy, left them and went solo, they tanked, dried up, and disbanded Now Silver is a notch above broke, and his ex wife, Denise is about to get married to the doctor who wants to perform life saving surgery on him But Silver is about the most passively suicidal guy you may meet in fiction.Silver lives on his royalty checks from the song, Rest in Pieces, or plays Bar Mitzvahs and weddings, when he can get a gig Mcreedy s career is epic and glitzy, and he sleeps with sexy celebrities Silver hangs out with a group of losers in the tatty Versailles apartments, where they scope out young daisies in bikinis and nod off at the pool In between, they make weekly deposits at the sperm bank to supplement their income Tropper has a knack for combining flippant with rueful to achieve sharp and piercing His leading men are Jewish, middle aged, overweight, and emotionally adolescent This book and the last one This is Where I Leave You have titles that underscore absence, departing, and abandonment There s as much death cloud as sex haze in the atmosphere But there s at least one compelling reason to keep Silver onward through the fog Or is there The only person who seems to need S...

  4. says:

    It may have been a mistake listening to two Jonathon Tropper books in a row Perhaps had I listened to this one first, I may have liked it better Maybe if I had read rather than listened to it This one didn t work for me It wasn t awful but it didn t have the insight, honesty, or...

  5. says:

    I don t know Jonathan Tropper, or what his life has been like, but he sure does have the ability to provide pitch perfect perspective into young and not so young men struggling with what they ve made of their lives His This is Where I Leave You was my favorite book of 2009, and I ve enjoyed a number of his earlier books as well, because I love how he gives poignantly funny voice to these somewhat dysfunctional men as they try to get a handle on their past, present, and future.In his newest book, One Last Thing Before I Go, Drew Silver is a 40 something musician who briefly had a taste of fame as the drummer of a one hit wonder band years before What he has become good at is making a shambles of things his ex wife is getting remarried, and his college bound daughter, with whom he shares a sporadic relationship, has just revealed she s pregnant To top it off, he drinks too much, has gained weight, and lives in the Versailles, an apartment building mostly populated with divorced men like him He finds it s easier to do nothing than risk disappointing others, or himself.When he discovers he needs a life saving operation to repair a tear in his aorta, he decides that rather than spend time in the sad state his life has become, he ll refuse to have the operation T...

  6. says:

    Whatever, Tropper I ll give you this much you did deviate in your usual style by writing in third person, and your character was not your usual loser but in a charming way since this guy was just a loser, and while you still objectified women a plenty you at least threw in the condescending woman that he was into was NOT the hottest bridesmaid, she wasn t even second, she came in third this is almost a direct quote so don t you now think I am enlightened for being willing to settle but at the end of the day you are still you your characters all have the same personality whether they are nineteen or forty or ninety, male, female, rabbi, doctor Everyone leads each other into the next snappy line so that no one says anything of meaning, oh, well, wait, until you start waxing poetic out of nowhere in a way that is SUPPOSED to make me marvel but dude it never does.Another thing Spontaneous poll for all you people out there when is the last time you spoke out loud AND DID NOT REALIZE YOU WERE DOING THAT UNTIL SOMEONE ANSWERED YOU I m guessing NEVER Especially if it were whole paragrpahs of deeply personal information In Tropper world this happens ALL THE TIME I think he has done this in other books and since he is a whiz at self plagiarizing I feel confid...

  7. says:

    3.5 Stars Always amusingsometimes laugh out loud funny As I listened, I imagined it as a great comedy series and I marveled at the author s very clever wit.

  8. says:

    3.5 stars rounded up to four I received an ARC of this from a Dutton giveaway on Twitter I m generally not into books that explore the male psyche, but Jonathan Tropper s latest offers a solid story, well drawn characters, and some great dialogue Indeed, the dialogue is where the book really shines, and I could easily see One Last Thing Before I Go being made into a movie My favorite parts were Silver s exchanges and interludes with Jack and Oliver, which alternated beautifully between moments of tenderness and hilarity Good stuff there Casey was a servicea...

  9. says:

    Wow I loved this book Gobbled it up I was at work yesterday, mourning the fact I couldn t read it no, librarians do not just sit around reading on the job , and even though I was queasy and should have just napped when I got home, I read and read and read until I was done The ending, though not a happy ending , is satisfying And the meat of the book is a meal of laugh out loud funniness and aching sadness, a savory blend that never has one element dominating the others One reviewer has noted that Tropper just gets men Although as a woman I will likely never get men to anyone s satisfaction though not for want of trying , I feel like I get them a little better after reading this book I even feel like I understand my ex husband, baffling soul that he is, a little This is a great read for anyone who has ever screwed up and lost a relationship isn t that all of us over the age of 16 Tropper s insight into people s train of thought i...

  10. says:

    When you just don t care whether the main character in a novel lives or dies, well, it s probably a good sign that you won t be recommending this book to others I wasn t offended by the characters in One Last Thing I was annoyed by them Or perhaps even worse I was bored by them The protagonist, a divorced, middle age man who was one the drummer in a one hit wonder band, openly admits to being a loser That he spends much of the novel making declarations of loserdom without actually doing anything about it well, it didn t incline me to disagree When I wasn t annoyed at Silver himself, I sometimes found myself annoyed at the narrative itself Silver s health condition rather conveniently results in the complete lack of a verbal filter He goes into extended internal monologues, only to come to and realize that he s spoken his thoughts aloud The plot device feel...

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