Shit My Dad Says

Justin Halpern

Shit My Dad Says

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 humorous coming-of-age memoir around the best of his sayings. 2.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
Shit My Dad Says

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Classification Non-fiction
Genre Humour
Format Paperback
Pages 224
RRP £9.99
Date of Publication June 2010
ISBN 978-0752227405
Publisher Boxtree
 

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 humorous coming-of-age memoir around the best of his sayings.

Read an interview with Justin Halpern in the New Yorker

Reviews

The Sunday Times

Camilla Long

Oscar Wilde this is not. Hell, sometimes, it’s not even American Pie… And yet, and yet… The book — a slim volume, which has obviously been written extremely fast — is still straight-up hilarious, dry and wry and full of vim, thanks, mostly, to the brilliant character of Halpern Sr.

04/07/2010

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The Observer

Luke Jennings

Justin Halpern, claim his publishers, is "a major new comic voice". But he isn't. Take the dad out of the picture and Halpern's material is lazy and second-hand… From the sparse handful of details vouchsafed us in this glib, self-engrossed account, Halpern Sr comes across as an extraordinary and heroic figure.

04/07/2010

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