Tom Perrotta





Tom Perrotta


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August 13, 1961

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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 · 91,049 ratings · 10,597 reviews · 22 distinct works · Similar authors
The Leftovers

3.36 avg rating — 32,538 ratings — published 2011 — 46 editions
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Little Children

3.60 avg rating — 24,785 ratings — published 2004 — 42 editions
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The Abstinence Teacher

3.24 avg rating — 14,290 ratings — published 2007 — 31 editions
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Election

3.86 avg rating — 5,991 ratings — published 1998 — 10 editions
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Joe College

3.36 avg rating — 3,678 ratings — published 2000 — 8 editions
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Nine Inches: Stories

3.72 avg rating — 2,769 ratings — published 2013 — 10 editions
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The Wishbones

3.49 avg rating — 2,189 ratings — published 1997 — 7 editions
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Bad Haircut: Stories of the...

3.70 avg rating — 1,532 ratings — published 1994 — 11 editions
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Senior Season

3.63 avg rating — 228 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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“Maybe that's what we look for in the people we love, the spark of unhappiness we think we know how to extinguish.”
Tom Perrotta, Election

“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

“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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