Shit My Dad SaysPaperback
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- Publisher: BOXTREE LTD
- Format: Paperback | 224 pages
- Dimensions: 135mm x 213mm x 18mm | 249g
- Publication date: 4 June 2010
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0752227408
- ISBN 13: 9780752227405
- Sales rank: 4,760
'At 28 years old, I found myself living at home, with my 73-year-old father. As a child, my father never minced words, and when I screwed up, he had a way of cutting right through the bullshit and pointing out exactly why I was being an idiot. When I moved back in I was still, for the most part, an idiot. But this time, I was smart enough to write down all the things he said to me'. Meet Justin Halpern and his dad. Almost one million people follow Mr Halpern's philosophical musings every day on Twitter, and in this book, his son weaves a brilliantly funny, touching coming-of-age memoir around the best of his sayings. What emerges is a chaotic, hilarious, true portrait of a father and son relationship from a major new comic voice. As Justin says at one point, his dad is 'like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair'; and this is the sort of shit he says...'You know, sometimes it's nice having you around. But now ain't one of those times. Now gimme the remote, we're not watching this bullshit'. 'Happy Birthday, I didn't get you a present...Oh, mom got you one? Well, that's from me then, too - unless it's shitty'. 'Your brother brought his baby over this morning. He told me it could stand. It couldn't stand for shit. Just sat there. Big let down'. '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 1, Liar 2'. 'Why the fuck would I want to live to 100? I'm 73 and shit's starting to get boring. By the way, there's no money left when I go, just fyi'.
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Justin Halpern is a screenwriter who has worked in both web, film and television. In late 2007, he was hired to start the comedy website holytaco.com, which, when he left in May of 2009, averaged more than 2 million visitors per month. He is currently working as a senior editor at maxim.com. He is also developing a television show with the Comedy Central Network. He is also 28 years old, and living at home with his dad.
By Amy Heffernan 10 Jan 2011
I dont normally read non-fiction because unless it is well written I struggle. I didn't have a problem with this one!! It is a well written book that is easy to read and will have you laughing out loud!! Give it ago if you want something light and funny!
By David Tough 09 Aug 2010
I have to say I never review anything but I was passed this book at the weekend and after 2 pages I literally had tears in my eyes. Its the funniest book I've read in a long time. I couldnt put it down. Do yourself a favour if you have a long trip coming up buy the book and enjoy yourselves!