This Is How You Lose Her is, you guessed it, a set of short stories about a dude, Yunior, who lost his girl- and how he came to be the guy that would lose her, the one. It takes lots of girlfriends, as it turns out, some more important to him than others, some teaching more important lessons, and some older and more experienced in the ways love works, especially among Dominican-American men (as the main character also is). This book is an extension of author Junot Diaz’s first short story collection, Drown, which came out in 1997 and was lauded by critics, as this one was, too. Most of the stories are set in New Jersey and revolve just as much around Yunior’s relationship with his mom, brother, and, in a far-back memory story, his dad. The language is often hip and young, and the stories are quite readable, making good use of their mostly urban environments. This is more of a "guy read" as most of the stories are told from Yunior’s often frustrated perspective, but are well worth the ride.
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