This Is How You Lose Her - Junot Díaz

This Is How You Lose Her

By Junot Díaz

  • Release Date: 2012-09-11
  • Genre: Short Stories
4 Score: 4 (From 1,072 Ratings)

Book Synopsis

Finalist for the 2012 National Book Award

Time and People Top 10 Book of 2012
Finalist for the 2012 Story Prize
Chosen as a notable or best book of the year by The New York TimesEntertainment WeeklyThe LA TimesNewsday, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, the iTunes bookstore, and many more...

"Electrifying." –The New York Times Book Review 

Exhibits the potent blend of literary eloquence and street cred that earned him a Pulitzer Prize… Díaz’s prose is vulgar, brave, and poetic.”O Magazine

From the award-winning author, a stunning collection that celebrates the haunting, impossible power of love.

On a beach in the Dominican Republic, a doomed relationship flounders. In a New Jersey laundry room, a woman does her lover’s washing and thinks about his wife. In Boston, a man buys his love child, his only son, a first baseball bat and glove. At the heart of these stories is the irrepressible, irresistible Yunior, a young hardhead whose longing for love is equaled only by his recklessness--and by the extraordinary women he loves and loses.

In prose that is endlessly energetic, inventive, tender, and funny, these stories lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weakness of the human heart. They remind us that passion always triumphs over experience, and that “the half-life of love is forever.”

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Latest Impressions

  • Decent but not worth the $

    By ProDom58
    It lost my interest in some parts but I muscled through the entire thing and it had it’s really good parts. Not a bad read but I wouldn’t pay $11 for it 🤷🏽‍♀️ His earlier work is much more impressive.
  • Amazing

    By nickm617
    So captivating, the style of writing kept me wanting to know more and I couldn't stop reading.
  • Enjoyable, but not what I expected

    By Kc123007
    I'm going through a difficult breakup, which was a result of my infidelity. So out of desperation, I turned to the Internet (lol) which suggested I read this. To tell you the truth, I am Yunior when it comes to relationships with women. I maybe had the thought that this was going cause some sort of revelation or awakening. I just felt like I was reading about myself. I just finished so maybe I need time to absorb. I did enjoy reading it I guess because I was done in one sitting. There are some difficulties if you're unfamiliar with the Spanish language and slang. The Internet, of course, was a go to for translating.
  • How it won me

    By OuiEcrit
    The individual portraits of each girl were magnetic stories that I wanted to stay in. When each one ended, another equally pulling one began. I couldn't help but want Yunior to be happy despite his transgressions.
  • The half-life for love is forever...

    By DQ1992
    Perfectly explained..
  • Not the best read

    By Gathage Gitau
    This book was a disappointment!
  • Almost....

    By Kitten2058
    I was so close to purchasing this book. While on Instagram someone posted their copy, and I've been wanting something new to read while I'm on vacation from college. So, I download the sample, and as I'm reading I see a few errors but nothing too serious. It seemed like a pretty good read....up until....I read that one dreadful***r! #byefelicia
  • Amazing!

    By Luis Acosta
    It was hard to put my iPad down and take a break. Very entertaining and captivating. Recommend it as a must read. Great work Junot
  • Trashy

    By Amir Abdeh
    Reading this book was a disaster. Only reason I'm giving it 2 starts and not 1 is because I did laugh at a few parts. It starts off good, funny, interesting, then quickly dies into being dull and just so horrible in the style it's being presented, and I just couldn't wait to finish it, and kept hoping it would get better. I found everything about the book, from the style of writing to the storyline trashy.
  • Raw and Introspective!

    By Modo5151
    Although his patois may offend some, I am not one! The raw and very real narratives read like the way one would think! It's of cultural and social significance, but simultaneously provokes the internal struggles in us all. Love and relationships are examined through the most unique voice. A riveting insight as to why we make the choices we do and how to live with them. A testament to our innate search for closure and solace. Through ingenious narratives, we are shown that this end is not always achievable and we must accept our shortcomings, our disappointments and finally, to find a way to live with ourselves. I've suggested this book to almost everyone I know! There is something in it for everyone. It's a highly relatable piece of literary art!