One Last Thing Before I Go – by Jonathan Tropper

You don’t have to look very hard at Drew Silver to see that mistakes have been made. His fleeting fame as the drummer for a one-hit wonder rock band is nearly a decade behind him. He lives in the Versailles, an apartment building filled almost exclusively with divorced men like him, and makes a living playing in wedding bands. His ex-wife, Denise, is about to marry a guy Silver can’t quite bring himself to hate. 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 he learns that his heart requires emergency, lifesaving surgery, Silver makes the radical decision to refuse the operation, choosing instead to use what little 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 destined 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.

With the wedding looming and both Silver and Casey in crisis, this broken family struggles to come together, only to risk damaging each other even more. One Last Thing Before I Gois Jonathan Tropper at his funny, insightful, heartbreaking best.

One Last Thing Before I Go is hilarious.  Like Tropper’s exceptional last novel, This is Where I Leave You, it’s a heartfelt look at irreparable mistakes and damaged masculinity that balances its bleak circumstances with dark humor.”
Entertainment Weekly

“Tropper’s characters are likably zany and fallible, and perhaps more important, funny. One Last Thing Before I Go is a poignant story about facing death and celebrating life, even when things seem well beyond repair.”
The Daily Beast

“Tropper deftly explore(s) life and love, regret and second chances in middle age.”
Minneapolis Star Tribune

 “Jonathan Tropper displays his fine gift for dialogue …a sweet story about family and redemption”
St. Louis Post Dispatch

“Eminently quotable, hilariously funny, and emotionally draining, this arresting tour de force will entertain well after the book is done.”
—Bette-Lee Fox; Library Journal

“Tropper is a master of the mid-life male coming-of-age story, and his latest is full of the charm and wit his readers cherish.”
Kristine Huntley; Booklist

“Tropper entertainingly examines the angst of middle-age masculinity as he looks at Silver, a man both growing up and growing old.”
Kirkus Review