Sh*t My Dad Says

CD - unabridged
Audio (3 discs)
Product Number: DD143
Released: May 04, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062073402
Narrator/s: Sean Schemmel
Publisher: Harper Audio
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Description

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 of 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 Haperns' 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.

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Author(s): Justin Halpern
Genre: Humor

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eAudio
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Author(s): Justin Halpern
Narrator(s): Sean Schemmel
Genre: Humor
Product Number Z100010222
Released: May 04, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780062012364
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Author(s): Justin Halpern
Product Number EB00236565
Released: Mar 18, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Dey Street Books
ISBN: #9780062002945

Professional reviews

"Imagine George Carlin reading material by Redd Foxx or Richard Pryor, and you'll be close to Sean Schemmel's interpretation of Justin Halpern's father, the focus of this memoir. (Upon hearing the author's language and humor, one is not surprised to learn that he's a contributor to a men's magazine.) After being dumped by his girlfriend at age 28, Justin moved back in his dad, who then became the inspiration for Justin's popular Twitter posts. Now this compilation of funny expletive-not-deleted observations made by his dad, a guy who's short on tact AND inhibition, is available on audio--the perfect medium for them. As narrator, Schemmel evokes Justin's guilty admiration for his father's forthrightness. J.L. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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