Synopses & Reviews
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.
"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
"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
"This book is ridiculously hilarious, and makes my father look like a normal member of society." Chelsea Handler
"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
"Sh*t My Dad Says is f______ great!...Very funny, very irreverent, very real. Its refreshing at a time when were all choking to death on political correctness and can go for days without meeting a single person with common sense.” Janet Evanovich, Time Magazine
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.
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.
Read an exclusive essay by Justin Halpern