This is Just Exactly Like You

This is Just Exactly Like You➽ [Download] ✤ This is Just Exactly Like You By Drew Perry ➲ – Tbjewellers.co.uk A darkly humorous debut novel of suburban survival and life s occasional miracles When Jack Lang impulsively buys a second house directly across the street from his own, his wife Beth leaves him and t A darkly humorous Just Exactly PDF/EPUB ì debut novel of suburban survival and life s occasional miracles This is eBook ´ When Jack Lang impulsively buys a second house directly across the street from his is Just Exactly PDF ☆ own, his wife Beth leaves him and their six year old autistic son, Hendrick to move in with Jack s best friend, Terry Canavan Jack tells everyone in his life he s okay, but no one believes him Not his employees at Patriot Mulch Tree in suburban North Carolina, not Beth herself, and not Canavan s estranged girlfriend Rena, who arrives on Jack s doorstep to see how, and whether, he s bearing up When Jack starts letting Rena further into his life, and when Hendrick suddenly starts speaking fluent Spanish stunning everyone it becomes apparent to Jack that the world is far complicated than he believed As Drew Perry s characters change houses, partners, and perceptions, Hendrick emerges from his shell in unexpected and delightful ways and becomes, at times, this witty and winning debut novel s center of gravity he s parenting the confused grown ups as often as they are him Perry s fresh and funny insights into marriage, autism, parenthood, and sub urban ennui not to mention mulch create a landscape that will charm and captivate fans of Tom Perrotta and Jennifer Haigh.

Drew Perry lives Just Exactly PDF/EPUB ì in Greensboro, NC, with his wife, a dog, and two This is eBook ´ cats, and, somehow, two boys His first book, THIS IS JUST EXACTLY LIKE YOU, is Just Exactly PDF ☆ was a finalist for the Flaherty Dunnan First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and was an Atlanta Journal Constitution best of the year pick A new novel, KIDS THESE DAYS, is due out January More info here drewperry.

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    This is Just Exactly Like You MOBI ↠ This is eBook to move in with Jack s best friend, Terry Canavan Jack tells everyone in his life he s okay, but no one believes him Not his employees at Patriot Mulch Tree in suburban North Carolina, not Beth herself, and not Canavan s estranged girlfriend Rena, who arrives on Jack s doorstep to see how, and whether, he s bearing up When Jack starts letting Rena further into his life, and when Hendrick suddenly starts speaking fluent Spanish stunning everyone it becomes apparent to Jack that the world is far complicated than he believed As Drew Perry s characters change houses, partners, and perceptions, Hendrick emerges from his shell in unexpected and delightful ways and becomes, at times, this witty and winning debut novel s center of gravity he s parenting the confused grown ups as often as they are him Perry s fresh and funny insights into marriage, autism, parenthood, and sub urban ennui not to mention mulch create a landscape that will charm and captivate fans of Tom Perrotta and Jennifer Haigh."/>
  • hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • This is Just Exactly Like You
  • Drew Perry
  • English
  • 25 June 2017
  • 0670021547

10 thoughts on “This is Just Exactly Like You

  1. says:

    I think this is one of those novels where people read it, don t understand a bloody thing it says, because it s convoluted blubbering nonsense, but they re afraid to say it s crap because it must be good because it s incomprehensible One reviewer stated that what Drew Perry did wonderfully with this novel, is to accurately capture how people interact with each other I amstunned by the ridiculousness of that statement than I am with the ridiculousness of this book Accurately captures I think this is one of those novels where people read it, don t understand a bloody thing it says, because it s convoluted blubbering nonsense, but they re afraid to say it s crap because it must be good because it s incomprehensible One reviewer stated that what Drew Perry did wonderfully with this novel, is to accurately capture how people interact with each other I amstunned by the ridiculousness of that statement than I am with the ridiculousness of this book Accurately captures how people interact Here s an example of his accurate capturing What are you doing He brushed an imagined speck from his neck What am I doing, Jack , she asked How can you ask me that What are you talking about Are we going to do this A plane passed overhead, just out of sight We can talk later This is just like you Like me I can t do this She looked at the wall, remembering her grandmother s orchard and the feel of leaves between her toes Did you call the Vet He remembered then his intention not to Yes That s all you can say, Jack Yes She needed ice Hen speaks Spanish He hadn t meant to be that abrupt, but she would find out eventually anyway I can t do this right now Two streets over the postman left a parcel, unsigned for, just outside the side door, beneath the green awning The same door she used to dream about in college.Now, if you could follow that conversation, if that spoke to you as accurately depicting the way you interact with others, then read this book If not, let that sample dialogue serve as a warning There are 318 pages of disjointed nonsense just like that between the front and back covers of this Piece O Crap novel At some point, Drew Perry got the idea that writing page after page of random, senseless dialogue was the key to a successful novel There is no way in the world that he isn t aware that his novel is crap There is no way his editor, his agent, his family, his friends are not aware that his novel is crap And, I am both angered and offended that someone would put a cover on it and masquerade it as a novel worthy of reading

  2. says:

    Autism, mulch, giant putt putt golf course figures, chainsaws and unintentional partner swapping in the it just sort of happened way Parenting challenges, relationship challenges, business challenges Frustrated academics, fulfilled academics Excellent dialogue and slightly off beat, unpredictable plot of going around in circles Who doesn t need a backyard tricycle racetrack in their identical home across the street A few bits He puts Hendrick in the papoose carrier and leashes up Yul Br Autism, mulch, giant putt putt golf course figures, chainsaws and unintentional partner swapping in the it just sort of happened way Parenting challenges, relationship challenges, business challenges Frustrated academics, fulfilled academics Excellent dialogue and slightly off beat, unpredictable plot of going around in circles Who doesn t need a backyard tricycle racetrack in their identical home across the street A few bits He puts Hendrick in the papoose carrier and leashes up Yul Brynner and walks them both around the neighborhood, explaining what he knows to Hendrick, suburban sprawl and watersheds and cul de sacs and bridges and why kitchens in postwar homes are so tiny, how we thought we d never cook again, how everything would come frozen, how we had defeated food 109 Their friends who were pregnant looked frightened The ones who already had kids looked like something had run them over, backed up, hit them again 157 Wrap that motherfucker up This has been a public service announcement Wrap up your peckers out there, germs and gents Do not get warts on your dicks 214 White guys in yellow in blue slickers stand in the rain and talk about how there s really not that much damage They use phrases like dodged a bullet and Mother Nature s wrath and agricultural concerns A woman looks into the camera and tells everybody watching at home not to drive into standing water, not to drown She says that Do not drown 225

  3. says:

    Your enjoyment of a book often depends on how much you like the protagonist In this case, I very much enjoyed Jack, the owner of a mulch store, whose wife has left him and moved in with his now former best friend Jack is left alone to contend with their seven year old autistic son, Hendrick Jack s struggles to be a good father, and his efforts to win his wife back while trying to figure out why she left make for very compelling reading The Publishers Weekly review listed here say Your enjoyment of a book often depends on how much you like the protagonist In this case, I very much enjoyed Jack, the owner of a mulch store, whose wife has left him and moved in with his now former best friend Jack is left alone to contend with their seven year old autistic son, Hendrick Jack s struggles to be a good father, and his efforts to win his wife back while trying to figure out why she left make for very compelling reading The Publishers Weekly review listed here says it s never fully clear why Jack s wife, Beth, left him That shocked me The books makes abundantly clear why the wife walked out she s frustrated with Jack because he starts things, like tearing up their kitchen and buying an identical house across the street, without finishing these projects or understanding why he s taken them on She s also burnt out from the challenges of raising their son There are wonderful secondary characters here the crew who work at the mulch store, including Jack s right hand man, who gets things done but whose macho, jingoistic worldview doesn t allow for much senstitivity towards women and minorities, and the Mexican man who s managing to teach Hendrick Spanish Best of all is the best friend s ex girlfriend, Rena, who hooks up with Jack and gives him a small and brief taste of being with an iconoclastic woman who doesn t become enraged by his crazy schemes You ll feel a lot of compassion for Jack, while admiring the way he nobly stumbles through the challenges life is throwing at him

  4. says:

    I picked up this book because the local bookstore owner recommended it to me I was excited to start reading it, but toward the middle of the book I realized I am reading a story about a bunch of grown up idiots, who live on booze and have no idea about anything whatsoever Jack is an idiot, Beth is a confused bitch, Rena is a punk whore, and Terry is just a plain dude I hated how Hen was depicted The brilliance of the kid was overshadowed by the nonsense he would say That s not how autistic I picked up this book because the local bookstore owner recommended it to me I was excited to start reading it, but toward the middle of the book I realized I am reading a story about a bunch of grown up idiots, who live on booze and have no idea about anything whatsoever Jack is an idiot, Beth is a confused bitch, Rena is a punk whore, and Terry is just a plain dude I hated how Hen was depicted The brilliance of the kid was overshadowed by the nonsense he would say That s not how autistic kids are Also, who the hell was helping the author with the Spanish lines Seemed to me it was a first semester student who had learned some words but didn t know right conjugation, orthography and spelling of several words Only the ending of the novel made me feel good

  5. says:

    I think that it was interesting that the most relatable character in this novel was the one with autism The main character, as well as his wife, and friends are infuriating on and off throughout the novel There were several times that I just wanted to yell at one or the other of them and tell them to just get over themselves and act like an adult I didn t dislike this story I liked how it was written and how the plot was woven together, but some of the characters were somewhat intolerable.

  6. says:

    Oh I just had to read this one again So tender So funny Every turn unexpected unless you have read it before of course I dip into this novel when I need refreshment Anyone who loves quirky Southern stories set in mulch yards should be buying this book And I know that means everybody.

  7. says:

    Welcome to the middle aged white guy midlife crisis with clever dialogue club, Drew Perry An excellent addition to my favorite genre.

  8. says:

    The Review The Review

  9. says:

    Eh.

  10. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Possible spoiler..I am about 2 3 s through the book and I m enjoying it quite well Butis anyone else frustrated as heck by the way Jack reacts when Beth is appalled to find out that Rena has been hanging out at their house s A lot of audacity there Hahaha.

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