| ISBN 9781594487361 I wanted to see--what is all the fuss about? There's a section of the book told from the perspective of a woman. Henry Award. This is how you lose her (hardback) The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao; Drown; EN ESPAÑOL; News; Appearances; Contact; This is how you lose her. September 11th 2012 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: artistic Alma; the aging Miss Lora; Magdalena, who thinks all Dominican men are cheaters; and the love of his life, whose heartbreak ultimately becomes his own. Please try again later. Buy, Oct 31, 2013 To see what your friends thought of this book, Very relieved that others find this as disappointing as I did. ", ***I won this book from GoodReads as a free FirstReads giveaway.***. On a beach in the Dominican Republic, a doomed relationship flounders. And in the case of this collection of nine short stories (seven of which were published previously in periodicals) that it took the author ten-plus years to complete, the subjects of which are men who keep cheating on their girlfriends and fee. And this is how you lose her. Easy... a valentine for heartbreak. This Is How You Lose Her User Review - Lawrence Olszewksi - Book Verdict. What is the all the commotion? In Boston, a man buys his love child, his only son, a first baseball bat and glove. His exuberant short story collection, called This Is How You Lose Her, charts the lives of Dominican immigrants for whom the promise of America comes down to a minimum-wage paycheck, an occasional walk to a movie in a mall and the momentary escape of a grappling in bed." The wife who sends letters to Ramon is Yunior's mother. We’d love your help. All right, we get it, Junot Diaz. Following Drown (1998) and his debut novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007), This Is How You Lose Her is Díaz’s third book. I'm so excited about how much I'm going to love this book. Yes, there is a pitch that this is part of the Dominican Culture -- but frankly I can speak with women friends of mine from France, Spain, Italy, Russia, Germany and England and every single one of them knows this guy or has dated this clown. Rafa's death hangs over several of the stories. This Study Guide consists of approximately 33 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of This Is How You Lose Her. J unot Diaz’s latest collection of short stories, This is How You Lose Her, continues to mine the author’s experiences as a Dominican immigrant in New Jersey. He screws around on women, and when he is caught and discarded there is great chest thumpin. Unfair to ask, but still: Is this the work of "genius"? And searching. Nine interlinked short tales chronicling ruined relationships, cheating, death, family, and more. Díaz’s prose is punchy and energetic; but its energy reminds me of how CGI is abused in contemporary films—an added dose of color and dazzle that attempts to make up for a lack of substance. This is a collection of short stories about Yunior. In the section Otravida Otravez, the narrator (Yasmin) is dating a man (Ramon) who is Yunior and Rafa's father. Buy, Sep 11, 2012 I hate to filter my response to book based upon others' responses to a book, but after a National Book Award nomination, a Guggenheim, and the almost unseemly vocal adoration of seemingly every major reviewer, one comes to a book with certain expectations. By clicking Sign Up, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. 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. In the case of these individuals, the answer is a resounding yes when it comes to loving... On a beach in the Dominican Republic, a doomed relationship flounders. The rapture of youth, of stamina, is balanced by an overabundance of sick relatives and low expectations. Print Word PDF. But the collection is also a major contribution to the short story form… It is an engrossing, ambitious book for readers who demand of their fiction both emotional precision and linguistic daring.” –NPR “The centripetal force of Díaz’s sensibility and the slangy bar-stool confidentiality of his voice that he makes this hybridization feel not only natural and irresistible, but inevitable, the voice of the future… [This is How You Lose Her] manages to be achingly sad and joyful at the same time. I understood some of it but not a lot. This is How You Lose Her is the title of Junot Diaz’s new short story collection, though it feels most accurate to call it an exposition: this is how you lose her. All the men in his life are serial cheaters from his father to his brother to his best friend. Yunior is a louse. The majority of the stories center on his infidelities and the problems that he faces because of prejudice. Its heart is true, even if Yunior’s isn’t.” –Salon “[A] propulsive new collection… [that] succeeds not only because of the author’s gift for exploring the nuances of the male… but because of a writing style that moves with the rhythm and grace of a well-danced merengue.” –Seattle Times    “In Díaz’s magisterial voice, the trials and tribulations of sex-obsessed objectifiers become a revelation.” –The Boston Globe “Scooch over, Nathan Zuckerman. I didn't like Oscar Wao any better. The story Otravida, Otravez, is magnificent. An irritating infatuation or overconsciousness of the skin tone and overbearing macho complexes also describes lost loves, doomed relationships, & how perfect they were before they were shattered beyond repair. On a purely superficial level, I don’t like the style. Is it just that Diaz (who, yes, is a fantastic writer of sentences, however slight their freight) has a corner on this particular slice of the market? This Is How You Lose Her can stand on its own, but fans will be glad to hear that it brings back Yunior, who narrated several of the stories in Díaz's first collection, Drown…Yunior is a gorgeously full-blown character—half the time you want to comfort him, the other half you want to kick him in the pants…In the new book, as previously, Díaz is almost too good for his own good. by Riverhead Books. Refresh and try again. Book Review: 'This is How You Lose Her' by Junot Diaz Junot Diaz's electric new collection of short stories centers around Yunior, a macho yet mournful Dominican-American man. … What is the all the commotion? Being with one you don't want. His exuberant short story collection, called This Is How You Lose Her, charts the lives of Dominican immigrants for whom the promise of America comes down to a minimum-wage paycheck, an occasional walk to a movie in a mall and the momentary escape of a grappling in bed.” –Maureen Corrigan, NPR “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 “Searing, irresistible new stories… It’s a harsh world Díaz conjures but one filled also with beauty and humor and buoyed by the stubborn resilience of the human spirit.” –People “Junot Díaz has one of the most distinctive and magnetic voices in contemporary fiction: limber, streetwise, caffeinated and wonderfully eclectic… The strongest tales are those fueled by the verbal energy and magpie language that made Brief Wondrous Life so memorable and that capture Yunior’s efforts to commute between two cultures, Dominican and American, while always remaining an outsider.” –Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times  “These stories… are virtuosic, command performances that mine the deceptive, lovelorn hearts of men with the blend of tenderness, comedy and vulgarity of early Philip Roth. The book is comprised of ninestories,eight of which feature the same narrator, Yunior, and core characters that include his mother, his father, and his brother, Rafa.Each story is discussed below, and in chronological order, as opposed to the order they are presented in the collection. "This Is How you Lose Her" (SP): The newest one by darling Junot Diaz is so theme-heavy, so break-up-centric, that you soon realize that the writer is a wee less dynamic than we'd originally thought. The wife who sends letters to Ramon is. –Maureen Corrigan, NPR Unlike other families, Papi tries to place his family trapped inside, making sure they were apprehensive around their environment. The stories are related but not told in chronological order… they go forward and backward in time. It is a wild rhythm that makes more vivid the collection’s heart-busted steadiness.” –Dallas Morning News, Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction This is by far one of my favorite books of all time. Buy, Sep 11, 2012 Yearning for the one you want. Overview. In the heat of a hospital laundry room in New Jersey, a woman does her lover’s washing and thinks about his wife. At the heart of these stories is the irrepressible, irresistible Yunior, a young hardhead whose longing fo. In prose that is endlessly energetic, inventive, tender, and funny, the stories in This Is How You Lose Her lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weakness of the human heart. Junot Díaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. Several of the stories feature Yunior, a young Dominican man--sometimes boy--struggling to live up to male culture while at the same time trying to find what's true to himself--while his brother Rafa is a pure heat-seeking missile of sex. You gave me flat characters powered by preoccupations with sex and body parts, especially bushy hair, peppered the prose with Spanish words that were often slangy or derogatory, and allowed superficial, albeit energetic, descriptions of shallow thoughtlessness to masquerade as gritty literary style. This Is How You Lose Her is a new collection from Junot Diaz ... From the title, it's clear that each of the short stories will end in heartbreak. The latest work since the author's 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao contains nine short stories linked by a common narrator whose tales of love won but mostly lost are recounted with macho bravado. There's cheating. He screws around on women, and when he is caught and discarded there is great chest thumping and hair tearing and he learns...nothing. Most washed over me like a muggy drizzle when you expected cleansing rain, and a few I outright disliked. Read "This Is How You Lose Her" by Junot Díaz available from Rakuten Kobo. “This Is How You Lose Her” is a collection of short stories about lost love, many of which have autobiographical tendencies. I sometimes wish there were half stars because I want to give this book a 3.5. He is author of the critically acclaimed Drown; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle… More about Junot Díaz, “Junot Díaz writes in an idiom so electrifying and distinct it’s practically an act of aggression, at once enthralling, even erotic in its assertion of sudden intimacy… [It is] a syncopated swagger-step between opacity and transparency, exclusion and inclusion, defiance and desire… His prose style is so irresistible, so sheerly entertaining, it risks blinding readers to its larger offerings. Every reader, reviewer, Tweeter, and MacArthur genius granter was wowed and moved by this book - but me? SoundCloud This is How You Lose Her, written and read by Junot Diaz by PRH Audio published on 2012-09-11T18:04:14Z. Sep 03, 2013 Several of the stories feature Yunior, a young Dominican man--sometimes boy--struggling to live up to male culture while at the same time trying to find what's true to himself--while his brother Rafa is a pure heat-seeking missile of sex. A heartbreak and depression so profound it “feels like you’re being slowly pincered apart, atom by atom.” “The begging, the crawling over glass, the crying” of trying to restore a relationship that you yourself are to blame for destroying. Watching parents struggle with their own disappointments. This Is How You Lose Her is the third book by Junot Diaz, and his second story collection. Just the way it is. In a New Jersey laundry room, a woman does her lover’s washing and thinks about his wife. I picked it up because of the flashy cover, and NOT by the title but was immediately drawn to throw the book into a fire. The debilitating cancer of Rafa, … What a treasure. We are experiencing technical difficulties. From acclaimed short stories to the dynamite novel that bestowed upon him the nifty Pulitzer--what could the young writer come up with next? This is how you lose her: you never acknowledge that you’re dating; you have sex with a coworker; you have sex with someone else, detailing the event in your easily discovered journal; you never contact her again; you photograph her sleeping naked; you have sex with dozens of someone elses, their emails festering in your trash bin; you turn her friends and relatives against you; you finally leave the city but sing out your remorse on her machine nightly… Famous people! From acclaimed short stories to the dynamite novel that bestowed upon him the nifty Pulitzer--what could the young writer come up with next? There's cheating. Yunior grew up in the Dominican Republic, but moved to America at a young age. In the short story “This Is How You Lose Her” by Junot Diaz Papi plays a dominant role in aims to separate his family from the supposedly “unknown lifestyle of an American”. “And that's when I know it's over. He is the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, PEN/Malamud. What a treasure. It’s Díaz’s voice that’s such a delight, and it is every bit his own, a melting-pot pastiche of Spanglish and street slang, pop culture and Dominican culture, and just devastating descriptive power, sometimes all in the same sentence.” –USA Today  “Impressive… comic in its mopiness, charming in its madness and irresistible in its heartfelt yearning.” –The Washington Post “The dark ferocity of each of these stories and the types of love it portrays is reason enough to celebrate this book. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Drown; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and This Is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist. Does anyone know who she is in relation to Yunior? In This is How You Lose Her, the humor and fun is always tempered by the awareness that there is always something more dangerous lurking. Upon signing my book, he added "thanks for allowing me to help you live the fantasy. I felt as though he was constantly trying to maintain my attention, with a punchline, a striking image, a vulgarity, rather than trusting in the patience of the reader. Being with one you don't want. This slim volume of nine short stories, about the battlefield of love. This second collection of stories follows where his first collection, Drown, left off—tracking the love life of his narrator Yunior. Voice, voice, voice. What exactly is brave, fresh, or exciting about this? All the men in his life are serial cheaters from his father to his brother to his best friend. I had the honour of attending Junot Diaz's author talk late last month here in Vancouver. I'm a big fan of Junot. This is how you lost me. 1.) Yet he weds form so ideally to content that instead of blinding us, it becomes the very lens through which we can see the joy and suffering of the signature Díaz subject: what it means to belong to a diaspora, to live out the possibilities and ambiguities of perpetual insider/outsider status.” –The New York Times Book Review “Nobody does scrappy, sassy, twice-the-speed of sound dialogue better than Junot Díaz. Here's hoping that Diaz's characters, led by Yunior, will be given the chance to grow up. The intimacy and immediacy… is not just seductive but downright conspiratorial… A heartbreaker.” –The Daily Beast “Díaz manages a seamless blend of high diction and low, of poetry and vulgarity… Look no further for home truths on sex and heartbreak.” –The Economist “This collection of stories, like everything else [Díaz has] written, feels vital in the literal sense of the word. I think it's because one of the books I was reading at the same time (, Junot Díaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. Misogyny. The book is made of nine chapters, each telling a different story, not in chronological orderer. This slim volume of nine short stories, about the battlefield of love. New Jersey has bred a new literary bad boy… A.” –Entertainment Weekly “Ribald, streetwise, and stunningly moving—a testament, like most of his work, to the yearning, clumsy ways young men come of age.” –Vogue “[An] excellent new collection of stories… [Díaz is] an energetic stylist who expertly moves between high-literary storytelling and fizzy pop, between geek culture and immigrant life, between romance and high drama.” –IndieBound “Taken together, [these stories’] braggadocio softens into something much more vulnerable and devastating. Editions: Paperback | Hardcover Deluxe Edition | Spanish Edition. 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: artistic Alma; the aging Miss Lora; Magdalena, who thinks all Dominican men are cheaters; and the love of his life, whose heartbreak ultimately becomes his own. A graduate of Rutgers College, Díaz is currently the fiction editor at Boston Review and the Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Men are not loyal, never will be loyal, and women shouldn't expect them to be. You’ve got a fun, energetic style, and we don’t know any other Dominican writers, so you can keep writing about sucios and morenos and we’ll keep applauding because it’ll seem culturally insensitive to say that, after three books largely focused on your thinly-veiled alter ego, Yunior, it’s time you tried something new. Stream This is How You Lose Her, written and read by Junot Diaz by PRH Audio from desktop or your mobile device. A must-have collector’s edition of Junot Díaz’s bestseller and National Book Award finalist, brilliantly illustrated by celebrated comic artist Jaime HernandezA major New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the National Book Award, This Is How You Lose Her is Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz’s celebration of love in all its facets—obsessive love, illicit love, fading love, maternal love. The bass line of this collection is a thumpingly raw and sexual foray into lives that claw against poverty and racism. Easy... a valentine for heartbreak. Yet Diaz inflects this struggle with the complicated particulars of cultural exile, of want and of the bravado that is born of fear. a.k.a The Various Sexcapades of Yunior and Other Dominican Men. In the end, his stories and Díaz’s writings make you think. Yunior is a louse. He was reading excerpts from the first three of the short stories in this book (The Sun, The Moon, The Stars; Nilda and Alma). Overview. It feels as if the same story is being told exactly nine times--over and over there are relationships of love and hate, lives filled with disillusion and disappointment. In the section Otravida Otravez, the narrator (Yasmin) is dating a man (Ramon) who is Yunior and Rafa's father. This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz is a collection of short stories that follows both Diaz and his character Yunior in their stories about love and loss with different women and their respective family.Throughout the book a central theme is of infidelity, that can be seen in the Sun, Moon, and Stars and most overtly in Alma. | 314 Minutes See all 8 questions about This Is How You Lose Her…, New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2012 (fiction and nonfiction), flavorwire most anticipated books of fall 2012, The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life That Follows, Serexin Male Enhancement: Avoids inflammation and alleviate discomfort, FIRST BOOK - February - This is How You Lose Her, Bookish Celebrities Share Their Top Reading Recommendations. Finalist for the 2012 National Book Award A Time and People Top 10 Book of 2012 Finalist for the 2012 Story … Both were flat and p. Very relieved that others find this as disappointing as I did. Men will cheat and fuck anything that moves until they die. My friends sometimes ask me why I don’t read more contemporary fiction, and my reaction to this book is a good illustration of the reason. The main character through these stories, Yunior, shares first-person experiences growing up in New Jersey from his teenage years through young adulthood. Buy, Finalist for the 2012 National Book Award, A Time and People Top 10 Book of 2012Finalist for the 2012 Story PrizeChosen as a notable or best book of the year by The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The LA Times, Newsday, 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 MagazineFrom 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. These stories are hard and sad, but in Díaz’s hands they also crackle.” –Library Journal (starred review) “Magnificent… an exuberant rendering of the driving rhythms and juicy Spanglish vocabulary of immigrant speech… sharply observed and morally challenging.” –Kirkus “A beautifully stirring look at ruined relationships and lost love—and a more than worthy follow-up to [Díaz’s] 2007 Pulitzer winner, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” –Bookpage “In This Is How You Lose Her, Díaz writes with subtlety and grace, once again demonstrating his remarkable facility for developing fully-realized and authentic characters with an economical rawness… Díaz skillfully portrays his protagonist so vividly, and with so  much apparent honesty, that Yunior’s voice comes across with an immediacy that never once feels inauthentic.” –California Literary Review “Díaz continues to dazzle with his dynamite, street-bruised wit. Buy, Sep 11, 2012 Women are just fucktoys. "This Is How you Lose Her" (SP): The newest one by darling Junot Diaz is so theme-heavy, so break-up-centric, that you soon realize that the writer is a wee less dynamic than we'd originally thought. ― Junot Díaz, quote from This Is How You Lose Her “Ana Iris once asked me if I loved him and I told her about the lights in my old home in the capital, how they flickered and you never knew if they would go out or not. In Boston, a man buys his love child, his only son, a first baseball bat and glove. It is, like the other two, excellent. Yes, there is a pitch that this is part of the Dominican Culture -- but frankly I can speak with women friends of mine from France, Spain, Italy, Russia, Germany and England and every single one of them knows this guy or has dated this clown. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Yearning for the one you want. I own all 3 of his books and love when he has a story featured in The New Yorker (which is how I discovered him, many moons ago, in high school). This Is How You Lose Her is the third book by Junot Diaz, and his second story collection. I liked one story, enjoyed a couple others. Díaz’s new story collection, “This Is How You Lose Her,” is his first book in five years and only his third book over all. The first story tells us about Yunior, the main character in the book. Díaz’s prose is punchy and energetic; but its energy reminds me of how CGI is abused in contemporary films—an added dose of color and dazzle that attempts to make up for a lack of substance. Raw and honest, these stories pulsate with raspy ghetto hip-hop and the subtler yet more vital echo of the human heart.” –Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Díaz’s standout fiction remains pinpoint, sinuous, gutsy, and imaginative… Each taut tale of unrequited and betrayed love and family crises is electric with passionate observations and off-the-charts emotional and social intelligence… Fast–paced, unflinching, complexly funny, street-talking tough, perfectly made, and deeply sensitive, Díaz’s gripping stories unveil lives shadowed by prejudice and poverty and bereft of reliable love and trust. In Boston, a man buys his love child, his only son, a first baseball bat and glove. And in the case of this collection of nine short stories (seven of which were published previously in periodicals) that it took the author ten-plus years to complete, the subjects of which are men who keep cheating on their girlfriends and feeling sorry for themselves when those girlfriends get mad about it, one is acutely underwhelmed. There is a lot of Spanish in this book as well. professor, Mr. Eduardo Lago (even the colloquialisms and the, My friends sometimes ask me why I don’t read more contemporary fiction, and my reaction to this book is a good illustration of the reason. Welcome back. Junot Díaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. They remind us that passion always triumphs over experience, and that “the half-life of love is forever.”. (Not really, at least). The unflinching view of the male experience, the immigrant experience, the Latino experience, opinions--correct or not--the less correct usually delivered in Dominican scented Spanish - fly like fur and as with all great writing, Junot Diaz wins it on the sentences, one surprising, perfect laugh out loud brilliant choice after another. For this gorgeous new edition, Jaime Hernandez—deemed “one of the twentieth century’s most significant comic creators”—has crafted stunning full-page illustrations, one for each story, that brilliantly capture the love-haunted spirit of the book and of the gutsy women whom irrepressible, irresistible Yunior loves and loses. I was sitting in a cafe reading the searing conclusion to A Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, and upon closing it, looked up and saw the author himself 10 feet away, watching me read his work. Junot Diaz has always been a favorite author of mine, ever since college when he came to the Latin-American lit class I was taking in '98. 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