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A Walk's As Good As A Hit: Advice/Threats from My Old Man Paperback – May 1, 2012


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Lamo Jamo Publishing (May 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0985558709
  • ISBN-13: 978-0985558703
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,514,072 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jamie Reidy is a University of Notre Dame graduate and a former U.S. Army officer. His first book, “Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman” served as the inspiration for the movie “Love and Other Drugs.” Jake Gyllenhaal played a character named “Jamie” in it. Seriously. Jamie’s second book, “Bachelor 101: Cooking + Cleaning = Closing” is a cookbook/lifestyle guide for clueless single dudes just like him. He lives in Manhattan Beach, CA where he also writes screenplays.

More About the Author

I generally write books about my favorite topic, which is generally me.

Harvard Business School invited me to speak in 2008. They have not asked me back.

5 Guys is the best burger chain in America; and, yes, that includes In-n-Out.

My mom says she had a constant barbecue potato chip craving when she was pregnant with me; to this day, BBQ chips are a major weakness of mine. It annoys me when people use, "to this day," in a sentence.

I've met Bono and Colonel Buzz Aldrin.

My dermatologist likes me this pale.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By larry heppelmann on May 8, 2012
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Jaime Reidy takes a long look back (with great detail) at his childhood. With an ex-Marine, ball-buster, for a Dad,... poor Jamie had it tough. Looking back at that childhood from the perspective of a happy, healthy, (relatively)well adjusted, adult, he sees that while Rich Reidy might have been tough,... it was all for a good reason. That lesson alone would make the book worth reading,... but the often hilarious, sometimes tear-jerking, self-deprecating (and sometimes horn-tooting), commentary brings to mind David Sedaris. It made me want to call my Dad.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Daryl on May 3, 2012
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Reidy is a master at short stories like the ones in this book. Funny, poignant and relevant these stories are something both a father and son can relate to. I know that I've been on the giving and receiving end of these same situations. I was transported back to my own childhood and also had to laugh at the things I've done as a parent.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rob C on October 18, 2012
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This was a great read, I loved it. I hope he follows this up with another book soon! Please keep the work coming!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Flyingvedhead on June 7, 2012
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Nobody tells a better story than Jamie Reidy, and this book contains lots of them. The author takes you on a funny journey through his life with a tough and intervening Father who always seems to be right. A very funny read for just about everyone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rich on June 6, 2012
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Reidy is a talented writer! He paints a vivid picture of his relationship with his father, through hilarious and touching stories spanning the various chapters of his life. This book is a true celebration of family, and a must read for any father or son, OR mother or daughter for that matter! Highly recommended!
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