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ISBN13: 9780061992704
ISBN10: 0061992704
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Staff Pick

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.
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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.

Review:

"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." Christian Lander, New York Times bestselling author of Stuff White People Like

Review:

"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." Laurie Notaro, New York Times bestselling author of The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club

Review:

"This book is ridiculously hilarious, and makes my father look like a normal member of society." Chelsea Handler

Review:

"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." A.J. Jacobs, New York Times bestselling author of The Know-It-All

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

“This book is ridiculously hilarious, and makes my father look like a normal member of society.”
—Chelsea Handler

“Read this unless youre allergic to laughing.”
—Kristen Bell

“If youre wondering if there is a real man behind the quotes on Twitter, the answer is a definite and laugh-out-loud yes.”
—Christian Lander, New York Times bestselling author of Stuff White People Like

Tuesdays with Morrie meets F My Life in this hilarious book about a sons relationship with his foul-mouthed father by the 29-year-old comedy writer who created the massively popular Twitter feed of the same name.

About the Author

Justin Halpern is the founding editor of the comedy website HolyTaco.com and a senior writer at Maxim.com. Halpern is the creator of the Twitter page "Shit My Dad Says," which boasts almost two million followers, and is co-writer and co-producer of the CBS sitcom $#*! My Dad Says. He splits his time between Los Angeles and his parents' home in San Diego.

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Ruff Tymes, August 8, 2012 (view all comments by Ruff Tymes)
Very funny. But, not for anyone easly offended by bad language.
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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.
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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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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061992704
Author:
Halpern, Justin
Publisher:
It Books
Author:
Chester, Adam
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
American wit and humor
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20100504
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
35 2-color illustrations
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.25 in

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Product details 176 pages It Books - English 9780061992704 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

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.

"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "This book is ridiculously hilarious, and makes my father look like a normal member of society."
"Review" by , "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."
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , “This book is ridiculously hilarious, and makes my father look like a normal member of society.”
—Chelsea Handler

“Read this unless youre allergic to laughing.”
—Kristen Bell

“If youre wondering if there is a real man behind the quotes on Twitter, the answer is a definite and laugh-out-loud yes.”
—Christian Lander, New York Times bestselling author of Stuff White People Like

Tuesdays with Morrie meets F My Life in this hilarious book about a sons relationship with his foul-mouthed father by the 29-year-old comedy writer who created the massively popular Twitter feed of the same name.

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