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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.
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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: 6 x 0.4 x 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: #2,483,547 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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3 of 3 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 Marcie on May 7, 2012
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With his usual self-deprecating humor, Jamie Reidy shares his experiences growing up and his incredible relationship with his father. Jamie provides a series of laugh-out-loud accounts of athletic events, high school and college life, and family vacations and parties. Along with brutally honest, hilarious descriptions of fatherly pep talks, jokes, and arguments, you will also find many heartfelt, father-son "dust-in-the-eyes" moments. "A Walk's As Good As a Hit" is a thoroughly enjoyable read with many lessons on life and love -- a true testimony to the love between Jamie and his father.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Daryl on May 7, 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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