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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.

Topics: Funny, Family, Fathers, Sons, Social Media, First Person Narration, Essays, and Male Author

Published: HarperCollins on May 4, 2010
ISBN: 9780062002945
List price: $1.99
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Heartwarming and hilarious. A laugh out loud good time.read more
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I enjoyed reading this book I felt like I was there with them and it seems dad's everywhere say the darndest thingsread more
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This is the most outrageously funny book I have ever encountered. Halpern gives us an excellent look at life with people who have made their own way, from bottom to top, and haven't lost their grounding in the real world. For all the profanity and off-the-wall jokes and anecdotes, we see parents who love their children and want nothing more than that their children grow up finding their own places in life, and living honestly. This is also one of the hardest books I've ever tried to describe, precisely because one can get so caught up in the superficial trappings of the book and miss the deeper messages that Halpern (and his Dad) have to offer.read more
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I had an occasional chuckle, I wish it wasn't so foul because i think my 12 year old would relate to Justin and his stories. This book was a gift and I plan to make it the gift that keeps giving when I pass it along.read more
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Skip this if language bothers you. But if you don't mind the f-word and others, don't miss this hilarious book, that turns out to be a rather charming tale of a Dad who loves his family. In a strange sort of way ...read more
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A must read for a comedy lover's heart! From time to time, I enjoy a good laugh with non-fiction memoirs and this one kept me smiling/laughing from page one. The author makes you feel like you can relate with your own stories with your father! Too funny!read more
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Enjoyable collection of humorous (and filthy) anecdotes about the author's father.read more
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Most of us who have been around for several decades have known people who just didn’t seem to have the usual social filter on what they said no matter who they were speaking to. Often these unique characters are criticized by “polite society”. On the other hand, they are also often judged to be extremely interesting and humorous by many people. Justin Halpern provides a glimpse of one of these characters. In addition to the blunt and shocking comments that the author quotes from his father, which I mostly found to be very funny, I was also struck by how the author conveyed the very close and loving relationship between him and his father. I found this book to be quite enjoyable and very humorous. Some readers should be warned that they may be offended by much of the content of this book. Others should be warned that they may not want to read this book in public because they will be smiling and laughing out loud while reading.read more
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I don't know why it took me so long to pick this up. I finally did and I laughed so hard I had to leave the room because people couldn't hear the TV!The words of wisdom that Dr. Halpern often gave his children were funny and yes, they actually had lessons to be learned in them. Maybe it's not how you would talk to your kids or your parents talked to you, but some of us are very open and very vocal and just lay things out the way they are. That is all I saw Dr. Halpern doing, being brutally honest but always with love and support.I enjoyed reading about the father/son moments that the author shared. Maybe he didn't have a Ozzie Nelson dad but he has a dad that loves him and that came across very strongly for me. Family meant everything to Dr. Halpern and he tried to not protect his kids but see life with their eyes open, that life is not always peaches and cream. I am not easily offended. Swear words do not bother me and I come from a family that could be just a little "off" so nothing in this book made me wince. That being said, IF you offend easily or don't like swear words or have a certain opinion about parenting, this book may not be for you. Even so, I always say try it before you form an opinion, you just may be surprised.read more
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Very funny, but the foul language is epic.read more
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I'm a fan of the Twitter account by the same name, so I had to buy the book. In my opinion, the book is even funnier than the Twitter feed. The one-liners are hilarious, but they tend to be even more hilarious when in context. Plus the book gives you a feel of the relationship between the son and father, and in spite of the father's apparent inability to self-censor, it's obvious that he loves his son a great deal. I laughed out loud many times, and I'd recommend this book to just about anyone.read more
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Sh*t My Dad Says was a short, entertaining read. The author, Justin Halpern, is forced to move back into his house after he loses his girlfriend and is jobless. His father, who is a blunt, outspoken man, has always said whatever came to his mind, especially when dealing with his son. As Justin sat at home he had an idea to Tweet one of his father’s quotes each day. He soon gathered a large following and decided to write a book, all about what his father says. In the book, Justin digs back into his past and tells a loose autobiography filled with quips by his father and his father’s view on many different aspects of life, from a first date to little kids who never seem to shut up. This book was a hilarious, quick way to escape life for a moment and laugh at a man who seems to have it all figured out, at least in his own mind. I would recommend this to any college student in need of a quick read and a good laugh.Cory C.read more
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Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern is a fun, quick read. And it's a true story. Justin's dad is vulgar, callous and often quick tempered. But he loves his family and I found it particularly refreshing to hear someone speak the truth all the time. Near the beginning and at the end, the author ventures into the realm of "talking about writing the book" which detaches me as the reader. I believe in letting the book speak for itself.read more
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Great humor book, surprisingly deep. Pick it up for a good laugh, just right for small chunks of time.read more
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Sh*t My Dad Says is as irreverent, crass and absolutely hilarious as others have said it is. However, Justin Halpern's dad is not for the weak. He is one tough man in the advice he offers and support he provides his sons. A reader quickly sees why Halpern's tweets about his dad's phrases grew to be so popular. If one can overlook the cursing on the part of the dad and the no-holds-barred approach to story telling that Halpern adopts when sharing vignettes of his own life, there is some great, common sense advice to be gleaned from Justin's dad. Covering all aspects of life, from respect for self and others, to puberty to the idea of teamwork, Halpern sets aside all political correctness and drives right to the heart of an issue. It is a very refreshing touch of honesty in a world where skirting around or ignoring an issue has become the norm.Potential readers should be warned that the language is rough, which is to be expected given the title. However, some of the stories Halpern tells are also a bit rough. Justin holds the same mirror up to himself as he does his father and could even be accused of over-sharing with his audience at times. The right reader will be amused; the wrong reader will be offended. My husband is the one to recommend that I read this particular memoir. Even though he read aloud much of the advice spouted by Halpern's dad while he was reading it, I could not help but chuckle at some of the stories. The advice shared is told in such a way that it is hilarious but take away the bravado and course language, and one is left with a nugget of advice that is heartfelt and serious. The suggestions are extremely sensible and well-meaning and need to be shared with everyone. For those who are easily offended, consider yourself warned.read more
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I was laughing so hard that people were staring at me and my mascara ran down my cheeks.read more
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Justin Halpern calls his father the least passive-aggressive person on the planet and I'm prepared to believe him. As long as I don't have to live with it, it's hilarious:"Why aren't you eating your pasta?" she [Halpern's mother] asked me one night over dinner when I was ten years old."It's got peas in it," I replied. "So pick out the peas.""Well, you know I don't like peas, but you put peas in it anyway. Why do you do that?" I whined."Excuse me? You're treading on thin f*cking ice, buddy," my dad barked, looking up from his plate. "That's your mother. You and she are not equals. Here's her," he said, putting his hand high up above his head, "and here's you," he added, putting his other hand well below the table. "If she wants to serve only peas for the rest of f*cking eternity you will sit there every goddamned day and eat them and say 'thank you' and ask for more.""Why would I ask for more if I hate them?" I said.My dad told me to leave the table and go to my room -- or at least that's what I think he said, because he was screaming with a mouth full of peas."Reading that really took me back. My dad had little in common with Halpern's (mine was the prince of mellow and rarely swore) but dinnertime at his table was not a custom-made event -- we could eat what he served or not eat at all. As he explained to my brother and I, if we were silly enough to ask for something other than what he'd made, "This is not a restaurant." And if we didn't finish dinner, the leftovers turned up as part of breakfast, if they still weren't finished at that meal they turned up at that night's dinner -- usually tossed in with the salad. And that salad could turn up again as well, if it wasn't too wilted and slimy (even Dad, a child of the Depression, had limits). I hear of women these days making 4 different dinners for 4 different family members and I'm just amazed. Suckers.read more
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This is seriously one of the most entertaining books I've read recently. Justin Halpern recounts family stories centered around his relationship with his father and the small bits of wisdom that have been passed down through him. The language is coarse, a reader should expect that from the title, but the underlying message behind the words of wisdom is heart felt.Justin retells stories from his childhood, adolescence, and adulthood with fluid ease. He portrays his father as a strict, no nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is guy. The one-liners and longer bits of wisdom that make up this book don't just make this a book for the humor section of a book store, it also is uplifting to read about a, at times, dysfunctional family that is completely unique, hilarious, and supportive (though it may not seem like it) of each other.This is a great book to read if you need to laugh and reminisce about your own crazy family.read more
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I have nothing really to say about this book that I can’t say in two short words. Loved it! Justin Halpern has written a hilariously funny book by sharing short accounts detailing significant events in his life with his dad, Dr. Sam Halpern. Dr. Halpern imparts sage wisdom to all of his sons however; he can’t seem to get his point across until he uses expletives and many of them. Now, many people may not approve of the language Dr. Halpern inserts into his sentences but there is no mistaking that he loves his sons. His use of expletives seems to merely stress his point. The manner in which Justin tells his stories is so very amusing, so very hilarious that the reader is sure to laugh out loud. If you can stomach this kind of language, I suggest you put this book on your wishlist. If you cannot stomach this kind of language, I suggest you put this book on your wishlist, put your shock and indignation aside and enjoy this book that is just too good, too laugh out loud funny to be ignored. Pass it up and you will surely miss the love and concern this father has for his boys. A little tough love goes a long way.read more
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Justin Halpern’s “Sh*t My Dad Says” is funny enough. I think the narrator did a great job with Justin’s dad’s voice. Reminded me of the “former Marine” in the Geico ads.I did find it ironic that the premise of the book is based on stuff his dad says after Justin moves back into his parents’ house after breaking up with his girlfriend. But virtually the entire book is on stuff his dad says while Justin’s growing up, not when he moves back in.Obviously, the book is full of bad language, which didn’t both me much except for the continued us of “GD.” I found it hard to believe his father used some of that language when Justin was a child although it’s certainly not unheard of.If you’re looking for a quick read that’ll put a smile on your face more often than not, this is a pretty good one to go with. But then, I don’t read many humor books so I’m not sure how it ranks with similar titles.read more
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HILARIOUS! I found myself laughing out loud while reading this book. I would love to meet the author's Dad.read more
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It's been a long time since I've read a book that makes me laugh out loud. And that is exactly what I love to read. Great book, I very much enjoyed it!read more
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This is hilarious, but unless you're comfortable with the f-bomb and other various obscenities, you better not pick it up, since it's laced with them -- as in very consistently all the way through. I was laughing out loud numerous times & had to quote various references to my husband, who also got a kick out of them. As vulgar as Halpern's dad is, he hits the nail on the head & tells it like it is. I raced through this book & easily read it in a weekend. For some reason I kept picturing Kevin Arnold's dad (of Wonder Years fame) in my head while I read this. I don't think there's actually any physical resemblance, but the sarcastic personality definitely fit.read more
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Pretty funny in places. His father is a real character.read more
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This book made me wish that I watch tv, just so that I can see how that adapt this show. If it is anything like the book, it is going to be a winner. The book is really short and a very easy read, but I thought that it was just supposed to be a book of quotes of sh*t his dad says....I was pleasantly surprised to find short anecdotal stories of his youth and not-so-youth...This book will make you laugh out loud. Don't read it if you are offended by language and someone not giving a crap if you don't like them.read more
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Laugh out loud funny. If you are running late on a Father's Day gift, this is perfect. Pearls of wisdom in a very, um, unique format.read more
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"You don't know shit, and you're not shit. Don't take that the wrong way, that was meant to cheer you up."

Three and a half stars if the guy's dad talks with a Brooklyn accent, three otherwise. (Five if he sounds like the Queen.)

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Heartwarming and hilarious. A laugh out loud good time.
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fun and witty lines..
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I enjoyed reading this book I felt like I was there with them and it seems dad's everywhere say the darndest things
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I loved it!
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hilarious
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This is the most outrageously funny book I have ever encountered. Halpern gives us an excellent look at life with people who have made their own way, from bottom to top, and haven't lost their grounding in the real world. For all the profanity and off-the-wall jokes and anecdotes, we see parents who love their children and want nothing more than that their children grow up finding their own places in life, and living honestly. This is also one of the hardest books I've ever tried to describe, precisely because one can get so caught up in the superficial trappings of the book and miss the deeper messages that Halpern (and his Dad) have to offer.
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I had an occasional chuckle, I wish it wasn't so foul because i think my 12 year old would relate to Justin and his stories. This book was a gift and I plan to make it the gift that keeps giving when I pass it along.
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Skip this if language bothers you. But if you don't mind the f-word and others, don't miss this hilarious book, that turns out to be a rather charming tale of a Dad who loves his family. In a strange sort of way ...
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A must read for a comedy lover's heart! From time to time, I enjoy a good laugh with non-fiction memoirs and this one kept me smiling/laughing from page one. The author makes you feel like you can relate with your own stories with your father! Too funny!
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Enjoyable collection of humorous (and filthy) anecdotes about the author's father.
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Most of us who have been around for several decades have known people who just didn’t seem to have the usual social filter on what they said no matter who they were speaking to. Often these unique characters are criticized by “polite society”. On the other hand, they are also often judged to be extremely interesting and humorous by many people. Justin Halpern provides a glimpse of one of these characters. In addition to the blunt and shocking comments that the author quotes from his father, which I mostly found to be very funny, I was also struck by how the author conveyed the very close and loving relationship between him and his father. I found this book to be quite enjoyable and very humorous. Some readers should be warned that they may be offended by much of the content of this book. Others should be warned that they may not want to read this book in public because they will be smiling and laughing out loud while reading.
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I don't know why it took me so long to pick this up. I finally did and I laughed so hard I had to leave the room because people couldn't hear the TV!The words of wisdom that Dr. Halpern often gave his children were funny and yes, they actually had lessons to be learned in them. Maybe it's not how you would talk to your kids or your parents talked to you, but some of us are very open and very vocal and just lay things out the way they are. That is all I saw Dr. Halpern doing, being brutally honest but always with love and support.I enjoyed reading about the father/son moments that the author shared. Maybe he didn't have a Ozzie Nelson dad but he has a dad that loves him and that came across very strongly for me. Family meant everything to Dr. Halpern and he tried to not protect his kids but see life with their eyes open, that life is not always peaches and cream. I am not easily offended. Swear words do not bother me and I come from a family that could be just a little "off" so nothing in this book made me wince. That being said, IF you offend easily or don't like swear words or have a certain opinion about parenting, this book may not be for you. Even so, I always say try it before you form an opinion, you just may be surprised.
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Very funny, but the foul language is epic.
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I'm a fan of the Twitter account by the same name, so I had to buy the book. In my opinion, the book is even funnier than the Twitter feed. The one-liners are hilarious, but they tend to be even more hilarious when in context. Plus the book gives you a feel of the relationship between the son and father, and in spite of the father's apparent inability to self-censor, it's obvious that he loves his son a great deal. I laughed out loud many times, and I'd recommend this book to just about anyone.
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Sh*t My Dad Says was a short, entertaining read. The author, Justin Halpern, is forced to move back into his house after he loses his girlfriend and is jobless. His father, who is a blunt, outspoken man, has always said whatever came to his mind, especially when dealing with his son. As Justin sat at home he had an idea to Tweet one of his father’s quotes each day. He soon gathered a large following and decided to write a book, all about what his father says. In the book, Justin digs back into his past and tells a loose autobiography filled with quips by his father and his father’s view on many different aspects of life, from a first date to little kids who never seem to shut up. This book was a hilarious, quick way to escape life for a moment and laugh at a man who seems to have it all figured out, at least in his own mind. I would recommend this to any college student in need of a quick read and a good laugh.Cory C.
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Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern is a fun, quick read. And it's a true story. Justin's dad is vulgar, callous and often quick tempered. But he loves his family and I found it particularly refreshing to hear someone speak the truth all the time. Near the beginning and at the end, the author ventures into the realm of "talking about writing the book" which detaches me as the reader. I believe in letting the book speak for itself.
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Great humor book, surprisingly deep. Pick it up for a good laugh, just right for small chunks of time.
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Sh*t My Dad Says is as irreverent, crass and absolutely hilarious as others have said it is. However, Justin Halpern's dad is not for the weak. He is one tough man in the advice he offers and support he provides his sons. A reader quickly sees why Halpern's tweets about his dad's phrases grew to be so popular. If one can overlook the cursing on the part of the dad and the no-holds-barred approach to story telling that Halpern adopts when sharing vignettes of his own life, there is some great, common sense advice to be gleaned from Justin's dad. Covering all aspects of life, from respect for self and others, to puberty to the idea of teamwork, Halpern sets aside all political correctness and drives right to the heart of an issue. It is a very refreshing touch of honesty in a world where skirting around or ignoring an issue has become the norm.Potential readers should be warned that the language is rough, which is to be expected given the title. However, some of the stories Halpern tells are also a bit rough. Justin holds the same mirror up to himself as he does his father and could even be accused of over-sharing with his audience at times. The right reader will be amused; the wrong reader will be offended. My husband is the one to recommend that I read this particular memoir. Even though he read aloud much of the advice spouted by Halpern's dad while he was reading it, I could not help but chuckle at some of the stories. The advice shared is told in such a way that it is hilarious but take away the bravado and course language, and one is left with a nugget of advice that is heartfelt and serious. The suggestions are extremely sensible and well-meaning and need to be shared with everyone. For those who are easily offended, consider yourself warned.
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I was laughing so hard that people were staring at me and my mascara ran down my cheeks.
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Justin Halpern calls his father the least passive-aggressive person on the planet and I'm prepared to believe him. As long as I don't have to live with it, it's hilarious:"Why aren't you eating your pasta?" she [Halpern's mother] asked me one night over dinner when I was ten years old."It's got peas in it," I replied. "So pick out the peas.""Well, you know I don't like peas, but you put peas in it anyway. Why do you do that?" I whined."Excuse me? You're treading on thin f*cking ice, buddy," my dad barked, looking up from his plate. "That's your mother. You and she are not equals. Here's her," he said, putting his hand high up above his head, "and here's you," he added, putting his other hand well below the table. "If she wants to serve only peas for the rest of f*cking eternity you will sit there every goddamned day and eat them and say 'thank you' and ask for more.""Why would I ask for more if I hate them?" I said.My dad told me to leave the table and go to my room -- or at least that's what I think he said, because he was screaming with a mouth full of peas."Reading that really took me back. My dad had little in common with Halpern's (mine was the prince of mellow and rarely swore) but dinnertime at his table was not a custom-made event -- we could eat what he served or not eat at all. As he explained to my brother and I, if we were silly enough to ask for something other than what he'd made, "This is not a restaurant." And if we didn't finish dinner, the leftovers turned up as part of breakfast, if they still weren't finished at that meal they turned up at that night's dinner -- usually tossed in with the salad. And that salad could turn up again as well, if it wasn't too wilted and slimy (even Dad, a child of the Depression, had limits). I hear of women these days making 4 different dinners for 4 different family members and I'm just amazed. Suckers.
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This is seriously one of the most entertaining books I've read recently. Justin Halpern recounts family stories centered around his relationship with his father and the small bits of wisdom that have been passed down through him. The language is coarse, a reader should expect that from the title, but the underlying message behind the words of wisdom is heart felt.Justin retells stories from his childhood, adolescence, and adulthood with fluid ease. He portrays his father as a strict, no nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is guy. The one-liners and longer bits of wisdom that make up this book don't just make this a book for the humor section of a book store, it also is uplifting to read about a, at times, dysfunctional family that is completely unique, hilarious, and supportive (though it may not seem like it) of each other.This is a great book to read if you need to laugh and reminisce about your own crazy family.
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I have nothing really to say about this book that I can’t say in two short words. Loved it! Justin Halpern has written a hilariously funny book by sharing short accounts detailing significant events in his life with his dad, Dr. Sam Halpern. Dr. Halpern imparts sage wisdom to all of his sons however; he can’t seem to get his point across until he uses expletives and many of them. Now, many people may not approve of the language Dr. Halpern inserts into his sentences but there is no mistaking that he loves his sons. His use of expletives seems to merely stress his point. The manner in which Justin tells his stories is so very amusing, so very hilarious that the reader is sure to laugh out loud. If you can stomach this kind of language, I suggest you put this book on your wishlist. If you cannot stomach this kind of language, I suggest you put this book on your wishlist, put your shock and indignation aside and enjoy this book that is just too good, too laugh out loud funny to be ignored. Pass it up and you will surely miss the love and concern this father has for his boys. A little tough love goes a long way.
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Justin Halpern’s “Sh*t My Dad Says” is funny enough. I think the narrator did a great job with Justin’s dad’s voice. Reminded me of the “former Marine” in the Geico ads.I did find it ironic that the premise of the book is based on stuff his dad says after Justin moves back into his parents’ house after breaking up with his girlfriend. But virtually the entire book is on stuff his dad says while Justin’s growing up, not when he moves back in.Obviously, the book is full of bad language, which didn’t both me much except for the continued us of “GD.” I found it hard to believe his father used some of that language when Justin was a child although it’s certainly not unheard of.If you’re looking for a quick read that’ll put a smile on your face more often than not, this is a pretty good one to go with. But then, I don’t read many humor books so I’m not sure how it ranks with similar titles.
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HILARIOUS! I found myself laughing out loud while reading this book. I would love to meet the author's Dad.
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It's been a long time since I've read a book that makes me laugh out loud. And that is exactly what I love to read. Great book, I very much enjoyed it!
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This is hilarious, but unless you're comfortable with the f-bomb and other various obscenities, you better not pick it up, since it's laced with them -- as in very consistently all the way through. I was laughing out loud numerous times & had to quote various references to my husband, who also got a kick out of them. As vulgar as Halpern's dad is, he hits the nail on the head & tells it like it is. I raced through this book & easily read it in a weekend. For some reason I kept picturing Kevin Arnold's dad (of Wonder Years fame) in my head while I read this. I don't think there's actually any physical resemblance, but the sarcastic personality definitely fit.
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Pretty funny in places. His father is a real character.
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This book made me wish that I watch tv, just so that I can see how that adapt this show. If it is anything like the book, it is going to be a winner. The book is really short and a very easy read, but I thought that it was just supposed to be a book of quotes of sh*t his dad says....I was pleasantly surprised to find short anecdotal stories of his youth and not-so-youth...This book will make you laugh out loud. Don't read it if you are offended by language and someone not giving a crap if you don't like them.
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Laugh out loud funny. If you are running late on a Father's Day gift, this is perfect. Pearls of wisdom in a very, um, unique format.
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"You don't know shit, and you're not shit. Don't take that the wrong way, that was meant to cheer you up."

Three and a half stars if the guy's dad talks with a Brooklyn accent, three otherwise. (Five if he sounds like the Queen.)

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