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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,192 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jonathan Tropper Narrator: Tom Cavanagh Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Right after high school, Joe Goffman left sleepy Bush Falls, Connecticut and never looked back. Then he wrote a novel savaging everything in town, a novel that became a national bestseller and a huge hit movie. Fifteen years later, Joe is struggling to avoid the sophomore slump with his next novel when he gets a call: his father's had a stroke, so it's back to Bush Falls for the town's most famous pariah. His brother avoids him, his former classmates beat him up, and the members of the book club just hurl their copies of Bush Falls at his house. But with the help of some old friends, Joe discovers that coming home isn't all bad—and that maybe the best things in life are second chances. Download and start listening now!

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  • A beautifully crafted book of enormous heart, humility, wit, honesty, and vulnerability. You want to call your friends at 3:00 AM and read whole passages out loud. You want to press it into the hands of strangers. You cannot stop thinking about it because it has rearranged your very molecules. You know that kind of book? This is that kind of book. The Book of Joe is utterly magnificent. I wish I'd written it myself. Augusten Burroughs, author of Running with Scissors
  • "The Book of Joe is an elegiac, wickedly observant look at a small town and its secrets. In Jonathan Tropper's highly readable novel, the problem isn't that you can't go home again, it's that eventually you have to, whether you like it or not. Tom Perrotta, author of Election and Joe College
  • "A sweet, deft and sentimental coming-of-age-at-34 story. .... [Tropper's] humor keeps his tale buoyant. The Daily News (NY)
  • The Book of Joe will make you laugh and cry. Tropper has a very readable style, and Joe is a character you can connect with, warts and all. Associated Press

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jill | 2/7/2014

    " VERY enjoyable! I love Tropper's humor and his characters! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mary Lou | 1/29/2014

    " loved this book. The friendship between the 2 men was real and touching. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Suneeta | 1/29/2014

    " The story of a guy who doesn't get along with his family. He leaves town, doesn't go back and writes a tell all book about the people in his small home town. Then, his dad has a stroje and he has to go back. A very light, entertaining read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Maureen | 1/17/2014

    " Joe leaves his small home town as soon as he's old enough and then writes an autobiographical book about his experiences which then gets turned into a movie. He doesn't return home until Dad gets sick. When he does, he has to deal with the town residents who didn't appreciate being slandered in his book. Very funny and enjoyable book. "

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