P.M. Bradshaw, July 22, 2015 (view all comments by P.M. Bradshaw)
A funny, little book. The author's father is unintentionally rude, embarrassing, and funny. Chapters are bookended with quotes ranging from "On the Right Time To Have Children" to "On Being Afraid to Use the Elementary School Bathrooms to Defecate." Plenty of laughs. Worth a read.
Big K, January 4, 2011 (view all comments by Big K)
Rec'd this book for Father's Day. And I held off reading it because I thought it would be a disappointment over Justin Halpern's brilliant Tweets. But I was wrong. In addition to being hilarious, the book was refreshingly upbeat and insightful.
Tifni, January 3, 2011 (view all comments by Tifni)
This was far more sentimental than the title would lead you to believe but not in a sappy way. I had been reading the blog for a year or so, and the book isn't just a list of quotes, there is a developed back-story and context is given. Reminiscent of a modern day Wonder Year in book form.
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Ilyanna, July 20, 2010 (view all comments by Ilyanna)
Yes, it's vulgar, but it's also hysterically funny and a refreshingly honest viewpoint. I bought it for my husband, and wound up reading the whole book before I was willing to hand it over. I recommend reading it _before_ criticizing.
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Okay, yes, it kind of sucks that this guy's dad says funny things, he writes them down, and presto — book deal! But get over it. The book is hilarious, and will make you grateful your dad is only mildly weird and embarrassing.
by Christian Lander, New York Times bestselling author of Stuff White People Like,
"If you're wondering if there is a real man behind the quotes on Twitter, the answer is a definite and laugh-out-loud yes."
by Laurie Notaro, New York Times bestselling author of The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club,
"Justin Halpern tosses lightening bolts of laughter out of his pocket like he is shooting dice in a back alley. In one sweep of a paragraph, he ranges from hysterical to disgusting to touching — and does it all seamlessly. Sh*t My Dad Says is a really, really funny book."
by Chelsea Handler,
"This book is ridiculously hilarious, and makes my father look like a normal member of society."
by A.J. Jacobs, New York Times bestselling author of The Know-It-All,
"Justin Halpern's dad is up there with Aristotle and Winston F*cking Churchill. He's brilliant, and his son's book is absolutely hilarious."
In the vein of bestselling humor collections by Chelsea Handler, David Sedaris, and Laurie Notaro, Sh*t My Dad Says is a chaotic, hilarious, true portrait of a father-son relationship from a major new comic voice.
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Sh*tty Mom is the ultimate parenting guide, written by four moms who have seen it all. As hilarious as it is universal, each chapter presents a common parenting scenario with advice on how to get through it in the easiest and most efficient way possible. With chapters such as “How to Sleep Until 9 A.M. Every Weekend” and “When Seeing an Infant Triggers a Mental Illness That Makes You Want to Have Another Baby,” as well as a Sh*tty Mom quiz, this is a must-have, laugh-out-loud funny book for the sh*tty parent in all of us.
Praise for Sh*tty Mom:
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"Witty, wise, and wicked! With tongue planted firmly in cheek, these savvy moms dispense some much needed comic relief about raising kids in our crazy culture."?
--Dr. Harvey Karp, bestselling author of The Happiest Baby on the Block
“The most inappropriate parenting book I've ever read. Loved it. The perfect book for any mother who wants to laugh instead of cry at those cringe-worthy moments and the universal indignities we experience on a daily basis.”
--Jessica Seinfeld, bestselling cookbook author and founder of Baby Buggy
“An antidote to the hostage situation that is modern parenting…subversive, delicious, and spit-out-your-latte funny.”
--Pamela Druckerman, bestselling author of Bringing Up Bebe
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