Tom Perrotta

Tom Perrotta


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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.

Average rating: 3.47 · 118,903 ratings · 13,875 reviews · 24 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Leftovers

3.39 avg rating — 38,999 ratings — published 2011 — 56 editions
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Little Children

3.61 avg rating — 27,735 ratings — published 2004 — 46 editions
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The Abstinence Teacher

3.24 avg rating — 15,644 ratings — published 2007 — 33 editions
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Mrs. Fletcher

3.37 avg rating — 13,813 ratings — published 2017 — 14 editions
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Election

3.86 avg rating — 6,838 ratings — published 1998 — 11 editions
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Joe College

3.38 avg rating — 4,100 ratings — published 2000 — 9 editions
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Nine Inches: Stories

3.73 avg rating — 3,477 ratings — published 2013 — 11 editions
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The Wishbones

3.49 avg rating — 2,466 ratings — published 1997 — 8 editions
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3.82 avg rating — 1,979 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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Bad Haircut: Stories of the...

3.70 avg rating — 1,741 ratings — published 1994 — 11 editions
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August 2017, Tom Perrotta
"Fresh off the series finale of HBO's adaptation of The Leftovers, Perrotta is back with a look at sex and midlife second-guessing. "I'm very interested in sex and the way that ideas about sex and what's permissible keep changing. So the fun of the book is to take a middle-aged person and plunge them into what is a youthful world of dating and sex," he says." ...More

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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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