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After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, twenty-eight-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his seventy-three-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who is "like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair," has never minced words, and when Justin moved back home, he began to record all the ridiculous things his dad said to him:
"That woman was sexy. . . . Out of your league? Son, let women figure out why they won't screw you. Don't do it for them."
"Do people your age know how to comb their hair? It looks like two squirrels crawled on their heads and started fucking."
"The worst thing you can be is a liar. . . . Okay, fine, yes, the worst thing you can be is a Nazi, but then number two is liar. Nazi one, liar two."
More than a million people now follow Mr. Halpern's philosophical musings on Twitter, and in this book, his son weaves a brilliantly funny, touching coming-of-age memoir around the best of his quotes. An all-American story that unfolds on the Little League field, in Denny's, during excruciating family road trips, and, most frequently, in the Halperns' kitchen over bowls of Grape-Nuts, Sh*t My Dad Says is a chaotic, hilarious, true portrait of a father-son relationship from a major new comic voice.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- File Size : 404 KB
- Publication Date : April 20, 2010
- Print Length : 176 pages
- Publisher : Dey Street Books (April 20, 2010)
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B003H4I58K
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #46,575 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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All I can say is that I loved it! Halpern’s dad is a real character and his analogies and the lessons he teaches his son are colorful, to say the least. I laughed until I cried multiple times and my poor wife had to listen to me repeat quote after quote … out of earshot of my kids, of course. The book is definitely Rated R for the volume of cursing.
This doesn’t bother me, but I’m throwing it out there out of respect for those who it may turn off.
I really enjoyed getting to know the Halpern family. And, that’s really how I felt … as if I got to peek inside their lives. No family is perfect, and I enjoyed the honesty and quirkiness.
Kudos to Halpern–great book!
If it doesn't bother you, or you are just intrigued...then go read this NOW! It is hilarious, some of the quotes are so funny I was sat laughing to myself. I'm actually glad I was in the comfort of my own home and not on my lunch break at work while reading this. I'm not sure my coworkers would've appreciated me retelling the story as much as my husband did. I was reading so many of the quotes out loud to him, he said it sounded like something he would enjoy reading. This coming from someone who doesn't read much.
S*** MY DAD SAYS is so much more than a book of quotes, however entertaining they may be, it is also a life story of sorts. That of Justin Halpern and his relationship with his father. And the end...wow...there is more to Justin's dad than his amusing quotes!
The only reason I didn't give this 5/5 was because it ended too soon. I read it in a day and could have carried on reading all the little quotes for days.
I don't know how this man remembered all of this detail--but his dad sure is a colorful and creative man!
Top reviews from other countries
I have two main reasons for empathising with the book. First my own Dad also talks a lot of s***. I suspect most do. I'm just an uncle a dozen times over and I'm prone to it myself. Second, whilst I'm English, lived in England for 50+ years and nowhere else, there is one community in the USA I've visited more times than any other and that's Point Loma, San Diego, where Justin's Dad lives. Probably driven by the house and the little league field, possibly seen or heard him talk s*** in a store or restaurant. Down to a school trip in 1975 when I was hosted by a former US Naval officer and his wife, we hit it off and we became my "American parents" and their "English kid", alternating the visitations for 30 years. Sadly I'm now orphaned from Point Loma but the book triggers very happy memories.
Bottom line for sons and fathers this should make you empathise, smile a lot, laugh out loud at times. Whether you're the son or the dad. It's a good book. Read it. Enjoy. It's not for girls or those weird abnormal families where sons and dads are also best friends with never a cross word or embarrassing moment.
The book is self explanatory as to what its content is about. His Dad comes up with some pearls of wisdom over the author's growing up years. Some are sweet, some are funny and some are a little sad. Overall his dad seems to mean well but has a foul mouth. But his foulness is pretty funny to read. I certainly wouldn't talk to my kids like that but I know people do.
It's easy reading. You can start and stop wherever so it's a good book to read for a few minutes now and then. It won't change your life, but it will make you smile and laugh a bit :)
Originally, I thought it was just going to be a book full of the quotes, which would have been funny in itself, but maybe a bit monotonous. However, I discovered that Justin Halpern has given us lots of chapters followed by a dozen or so very funny quotes after each one. The 'chapters' are in fact a story from an episode of his life. They can be touching, moving or embarrassing, but always very funny.
I bought the Kindle edition last night and have practically finished it already less than 24 hours later. A very easy read and one which you can dip in and out of again and again.
Touching, and in places moving, and in many places funny. If you can look beyond the fact that it is American based, as it should be ( I had no idea who some of the TV characters referred to were)it is still a good read and in some places very very funny.
Shorter then I thought it would be.
Highly recommended but there is a health warning .....it may well cause loud guttural even belly laughter that can result in enjoyment!