Sh*t My Dad Says

Sh*t My Dad Says

Downloadable Audiobook - 2010
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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." Almost two 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.
Publisher: [United States] :, Harper Collins Publishers :, Made available through hoopla,, 2010.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780062012364
0062012363
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (3hr., 08 min.)) :,digital.
data file, rda
digital, Digital recording, rda
Additional Contributors: Schemmel, Seán 1968-
hoopla digital
Alternative Title: Shit my dad says

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Telly008
Aug 02, 2016

This book was hilarious! It is definitely for a mature crowd and for someone who doesn't mind swear words. Its a quick read, kept me laughing the whole time... even laughed out loud a few times. His dad is vulgar, but loves him very much. It was a very enjoyable read.

tcraig1 Jun 27, 2014

Quick listen, good narrator to emphasize the father's sayings. Some of it pretty dang funny

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JeremyKarr
Feb 05, 2013

This book is a great candidate to be listened to as an audiobook. I don't think I would have been able to read this but the voices given to the different characters in the audiobook made it very enjoyable and entertaining.

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danielestes
Mar 16, 2012

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.

MadReads Jun 24, 2011

Hilarious- if you don't mind the cursing.

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