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Tom Perrotta


Born
in Newark, New Jersey, The United States
August 13, 1961

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Tom Perrotta is the bestselling author of nine works of fiction, including Election and Little Children, both of which were made into Oscar-nominated films, and The Leftovers, which was adapted into a critically acclaimed, Peabody Award-winning HBO series. His work has been translated into a multitude of languages. Perrotta grew up in New Jersey and lives outside of Boston. ...more

Average rating: 3.5 · 153,926 ratings · 17,571 reviews · 26 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Leftovers

3.42 avg rating — 45,788 ratings — published 2011 — 62 editions
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Little Children

3.63 avg rating — 31,047 ratings — published 2004 — 48 editions
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Mrs. Fletcher

3.36 avg rating — 24,388 ratings — published 2017 — 30 editions
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The Abstinence Teacher

3.25 avg rating — 16,990 ratings — published 2007 — 34 editions
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Election

3.85 avg rating — 9,489 ratings — published 1998 — 15 editions
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Tracy Flick Can't Win

3.72 avg rating — 6,207 ratings — published 2022 — 10 editions
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Nine Inches

3.74 avg rating — 4,181 ratings — published 2013 — 12 editions
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Joe College

3.40 avg rating — 4,510 ratings — published 2000 — 9 editions
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The Wishbones

3.51 avg rating — 2,729 ratings — published 1997 — 9 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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