Books by Jonathan Tropper

JONATHAN TROPPER lives with his wife and two children in Westchester, New York. He is the author of two previous novels, Plan B and The Book of Joe, which is currently being developed as a motion picture by Warner Bros. Studios. Everything Changes is curr

Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Tropper entertainingly examines the angst of middle-age masculinity as he looks at Silver, a man both growing up and growing old."
Drew Silver is dying in many ways: his marriage has been over for seven years, his ex-wife is getting remarried, his career as a rock drummer is long past, his 18-year-old daughter is pregnant, and he has a life-threatening heart condition. Tropper finds unexpected humor in all of these incongruous elements. Read full book review >
THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU by Jonathan Tropper
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Tropper (How to Talk to a Widower, 2007, etc.) has covered this man-child territory before, but few can rival his poignant depictions of damaged men befuddled by the women they love."
Reeling from the sudden collapse of his marriage, Judd Foxman spends an illuminating week with his dysfunctional family. Read full book review >
HOW TO TALK TO A WIDOWER by Jonathan Tropper
Released: July 17, 2007

"Warm and modestly knowing, with a wisecracking slacker hero."
Bereft hipster stuck in suburbia struggles to rejoin the world of the living after losing his wife in a plane crash. Read full book review >
EVERYTHING CHANGES by Jonathan Tropper
Released: April 5, 2005

"Touching and true descriptions of Zack's broken family, including a lovely vignette of his retarded brother; the rest is fluff. "
Girlfriend problems, workplace problems, deadbeat dad problems, even a cancer scare: The sky is falling on the hapless protagonist of Tropper's third (The Book of Joe, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF JOE by Jonathan Tropper
Released: March 30, 2004

"Some sprinkles of excellence provide pep without lifting the whole."
Tropper follows his lightweight Plan B (2000) with a light but solid first-person story of a novelist who hits big money with a Peyton Place-esque outing but feels as beset as Job. Read full book review >
PLAN B by Jonathan Tropper
Released: Feb. 21, 2000

"Reads like a fictionalization of TV's Friends, but more earnest."
A lightweight first novel explores the sea change that turning 30 brings in the lives of a group of Manhattan friends who've known one another since college. Read full book review >