Tom Perrotta





Tom Perrotta

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Tom Perrotta (born August 13, 1961) is an American novelist and screenwriter best known for his novels Election (1998) and Little Children (2004), both of which were made into critically acclaimed, Golden Globe-nominated films. Perrotta co-wrote the screenplay for the 2006 film version of Little Children with Todd Field, for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.

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Average rating: 3.47 · 75,333 ratings · 9,275 reviews · 19 distinct works · Similar authors
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The Abstinence Teacher
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Election
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“He made me think of all the books I hadn't read, and all the ones I'd read but hadn't fully understood.”
Tom Perrotta, Joe College

“From a distance, it makes perfect sense that the people and the things you think will save you are the very ones that have the power to disappoint you most bitterly, but up close it can hit you as a bewildering surprise.”
Tom Perrotta, Joe College

“After all, what was adult life but one moment of weakness piled on top of another? Most people just fell in line like obedient little children, doing exactly what society expected of them at any given moment, all the while pretending that they’d actually made some sort of choice.”
Tom Perrotta, Little Children

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