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This Is How You Lose Her

Díaz, Junot (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
This Is How You Lose Her
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A collection of stories, by turns hilarious and devastating, raucous and tender, that lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weaknesses of our all-too-human hearts.
Authors: Díaz, Junot, 1968-
Title: This is how you lose her
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2012.
Characteristics: 213 p. ;,22 cm.
Contents: The sun, the moon, the stars
Nilda
Alma
Otravida, otravez
Flaca
The pura principle
Invierno
Miss Lora
The cheater's guide to love.
Summary: A collection of stories, by turns hilarious and devastating, raucous and tender, that lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weaknesses of our all-too-human hearts.
ISBN: 9781594631771
9781594486425
1594487367
9781594487361
Statement of Responsibility: Junot Díaz
Subject Headings: Dominican Americans New Jersey Fiction Interpersonal relations Fiction.
Genre/Form: Short stories.
Love stories.
Topical Term: Dominican Americans
Interpersonal relations
LCCN: 2012024051
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A collection of stories, by turns hilarious and devastating, raucous and tender, that lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weaknesses of our all-too-human hearts.

Comment by: DesPlainesReaders Oct 22, 2012

Diaz’s stories are electric, crackling with energy that seems to rise off the page. At the center of all but one story is Yunior: smart, raunchy and essentially clueless about women. As well as incredibly funny. Here’s Yunior on his mother: “She’d never been big on church before, but as soon as ... Read More »


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

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

Apr 12, 2014
  • uncommonreader rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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

Apr 07, 2014
  • Ecordero4 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Awesome read! I was captivated from the first chapter. A little vulgar but it makes the whole story come to life. The Spanish inserts as well make you feel the culture around Yunior. Not a male read at all women to should read it too, gives humorous insight to the sexual mindset of a man

Jan 12, 2014
  • christinafullofgrace rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I read Oscar Wao and from there wanted to read the rest of Diaz' works. I will say although the language was vulgar I thought it suited the context it was in. I'm a woman by the way and I didnt find it a book only males would be interested in. To me it never seemed like Yunior celebrated his ways and I thought it was great that all of his actions displayed the the awful consequences that followed. I really liked the book !!

Jan 05, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Junot Diaz's latest returns to the familiar territory of his debut short story collection, "Drown." These are earthy, sometimes vulgar stories of love, sex and all the ways it can go wrong. I agree with one of the commentators, that it's a very male book and you won't find many well-drawn female characters in hear. Then again, the male characters are pretty shallow too. The final story is the strongest. I preferred his novel.

Dec 03, 2013
  • janetplanet9 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

My Shawnee staff pick for June/July 2013.

Nov 27, 2013
  • HujeBohoc rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This collection of interconnected stories gets better and better as you go on. When you finish the last story, you feel like you're parting with someone you have known for a long time.

Sep 12, 2013
  • stevie22 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

When I first started reading the book I thought, "Oh no, what have I picked up". That was likely because he swears a lot in the stories. Once I got over that I really enjoyed his writing style and especially enjoyed his Spanglish interjections going back and forth which added more color and drama to his style. In the end I understood why it was titled, "This is how you loose her" because at the end of each story everyone lost something including his madre, his hermano, his novias as well as himself. Good read on struggle, love and adjustment.

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Junot Diaz on the Importance of Libraries

This selection comes from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's lecture on "Writing and the Influences of Cultural Identities," a presentation celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month sponsored by the City of Cambridge Employee's Committee on Diversity. Filmed on October 26, 2012 in the Cambridge Public Library

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