This Is How You Lose Her

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Junot Díaz

Narrated By: Junot Díaz

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: September 2012

Duration: 5 hours 14 minutes


Finalist for the 2012 National Book Award
A 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 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 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.”


  • Nadia A.

    The writing is gorgeous.

  • Anonymous

    This book sometimes made me laugh out loud. It's a story about a Dominican man who gets himself educated, gets a good job and even has serious relationships with attractive women, but has trouble keeping it in his pants if you know what I mean. Funny, crazy and sometimes sad.

  • Anonymous

    If you like stories about men who denigrate women with foul language, you'll love this one.

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