This Is How You Lose Her

This Is How You Lose Her

Book - 2012
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Presents a collection of stories that explores the heartbreak and radiance of love as it is shaped by passion, betrayal, and the echoes of intimacy.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2012.
ISBN: 9781594487361
1594487367
Branch Call Number: FIC DIAZ, JUNOT
Characteristics: 213 p. ; 22 cm.

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alexkiki1
Sep 13, 2017

my sister has that book and she wants to check it out.

LPL_EliH Jul 25, 2017

Diaz grapples with toxic masculinity, writing about love, mistakes, and the unflattering and unfair things people do when they're led by emotion. For some readers, the sordid-macho perspective is too much of a turn off. That's fair. There is, though, a complex and perhaps necessary confrontation of cultural and sexual norms. Nevertheless, Diaz manages to craft a vivid,animated-- and of course funny-- story, as one would expect.

AL_BETHW Sep 09, 2016

Hide your sisters and daughters, it's the return of Yunior. It's almost as if he swaggered straight out of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, taking center stage in his own collection of disastrous love stories. Diaz does brilliant job warming you up to this intelligent, tender hearted, electric oversexed world of Dominican trouble... We meet Yunior's lovers through individual stories that are heart wrenching, hilarious, and absolutely deplorable. And yet, we still like him. A painfully fun read.

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elizali
Jul 11, 2016

Diaz uses common vernacular in beautiful rhythm that causes his writing to be raw and visceral. This book is sensual and the stories add depth to each other, as well as his other work. This is the first Diaz book I've read and I will definitely be reading more.

TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 04, 2016

It's easy to dismiss Diaz as a womanizing jerk given the subject matter of his novels. This one is no different. I wasn't sure what to think of Diaz myself until I met him. And once you can separate the author from the character, it's much easier to enjoy the wonderful writing. This Is How You Lose Her is perhaps his best.

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RadicalBradacal
May 28, 2015

I cannot get enough of Junot Diaz's writing. Emotional, simple, powerful, raw.

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Lucky_Luke
Dec 06, 2014

If you are in the mood for male angst. Unique voice, great accomplishment.

BCD2013 May 12, 2014

NYPL Staff Pick
A collection of stories, a womanizing New Jersey Dominican reflects on his romantic adventures.
- Selection Team

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kesunday
Apr 30, 2014

Very interesting set of intertwined short stories. Language and settings more suitable for an older audience.

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uncommonreader
Apr 12, 2014

Certainly these short stories are very well written, but why celebrate infidelity and this aspect of Dominican culture?

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TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 06, 2016

And that's when I know it's over. As soon as you start thinking about the beginning, it's the end.

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