Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern

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17 Critic Reviews

My biggest issue with Sh*t My Dad Says is that most of the quotes were directed towards Halpern when he was a child. This did not sit right with me at all. Cursing at and shaming children is wrong on so many levels and I failed to see the humor in that.
-Cuddle Buggery Book Blog

Synopsis

“This book is ridiculously hilarious, and makes my father look like a normal member of society.”
—Chelsea Handler

“Read this unless you’re allergic to laughing.”
—Kristen Bell

“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

Tuesdays with Morrie meets F My Life in this hilarious book about a son’s relationship with his foul-mouthed father by the 29-year-old comedy writer who created the massively popular Twitter feed of the same name.

 

About Justin Halpern

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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.
 
Published April 20, 2010 by Dey Street Books. 176 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Biographies & Memoirs, Parenting & Relationships, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for Sh*t My Dad Says
All: 17 | Positive: 11 | Negative: 6

Guardian

Excellent
Reviewed by Nicholas Lezard on Apr 08 2011

A book that is advertised as being "laugh-out-loud" funny rarely is. In this case, though, it is. My only complaint is that it is too short. Not that Sam Halpern would have put it like that. He would have put an extra word in there somewhere.

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Guardian

Below average
Reviewed by Luke Jennings on Jul 03 2010

Take the dad out of the picture and Halpern's material is lazy and second-hand...there's almost nothing to get to grips with in the son's story.

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Guardian

Excellent
Reviewed by Nicholas Lezard on Apr 08 2011

A book that is advertised as being "laugh-out-loud" funny rarely is. In this case, though, it is

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Guardian

Below average
Reviewed by Luke Jennings on Jul 03 2010

If his world view is that of a scatalogically inclined Samuel Beckett, he's earned the right to it...By contrast, there's almost nothing to get to grips with in the son's story.

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Blog Critics

Good
Reviewed by Sommerfeldt on Aug 24 2010

Justin describes his dad and both his childhood experiences with him and the more adult sides of it with vivid colors and a light and easy language. It’s easy to picture dad’s military-style upbringing methods, teaching the children what’s right and what’s wrong, and making sure that his voice is the voice of ultimate command at all times.

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Blog Critics

Excellent
Reviewed by Sommerfeldt on Aug 24 2010

Justin describes his dad and both his childhood experiences with him and the more adult sides of it with vivid colors and a light and easy language

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Examiner

Good
Reviewed by Kyle Kinder on Sep 29 2010

So if you’re seeking a refuge from your own relations, or you simply want to hear how the other half lives, then sit back, shut your mouth, and prepare to be amazed by the shocking Sh*t My Dad Says.

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Examiner

Good
Reviewed by Austin Taylor on Mar 22 2010

...while the book may be a gut busting, offensively funny read, it offers sincere and near philosophical advice on growing up and life in general.

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Open Letters Monthly

Below average
Reviewed by Tuc McFarland

Those pearls of wisdom aren’t particularly wise, and frequently (far more often than Halpern realizes, I’m guessing) they’re the exact opposite of funny

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Arts Sarasota

Excellent
Reviewed by Susan Rife on Nov 18 2011

...for tear-inducing laughter, Halpern and his curmudgeonly father, Sam, are just the ticket.

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Yahoo! Voices

Good
Reviewed by Gil Wilson on Jun 25 2011

I found the book extremely funny and for 3 days my commute to and from work was the best ever. I could list several quotes in this review...

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Book'd Out

Above average
Reviewed by Shelleyrae on Jun 16 2013

Personally, I think it would be the perfect gift for an unmarried brother, (male) friend or a heavy handed hint for a commitment shy boyfriend.

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Stacked

Good
Reviewed by Kimberly F on Aug 20 2010

Some of the vignettes are forgettable...but on the whole, Shit My Dad Says succeeds in its purpose: to make us laugh and to remind us that a parent's love can be shown in some unconventional ways

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Cuddle Buggery Book Blog

Below average
Reviewed by Steph Sinclair on Apr 04 2012

My biggest issue with Sh*t My Dad Says is that most of the quotes were directed towards Halpern when he was a child. This did not sit right with me at all. Cursing at and shaming children is wrong on so many levels and I failed to see the humor in that.

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Cuddle Buggery Book Blog

Below average
Reviewed by Stephanie Sinclair on Apr 04 2012

Some of the quotes are funny and in the beginning I did laugh quite a bit, but as I got further and further into the book, the novelty wore off. What was once humorous as an occasional tweet, turned into just a very vulgar book.

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DWD's Reviews

Below average
Reviewed by DWD on Sep 12 2010

A little candor - refreshing. Too much candor - well, no one wants to know all of their faults all of the time. Self-censorship, when well-placed, can be a blessing to everyone.

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Murray Library

Good
Reviewed by Rambles on Nov 08 2010

Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern is one of the funniest and quickest memoirs I have read. It is one hilarious story after another.

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