Nice stories about a Father - Son relationship that will make you laugh. The father doesn't pull any punches, tells it straight, and the son has the usual, vaguely uncomfortable reaction. There is a lot of basic truth in this book.
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I was expecting this book to be funny and quotable, but I wasn't expecting it to be so touching.
I think when I heard the concept for this book I expected Sam Halpern to be kind of a dick. A funny dick, but a sort of mean and grumpy person. Though he is really direct, I was shocked at how kind and loving Sam Halpern was. Hilarious and supportive, that is how I would describe him.
This book was like a humorous lesson in valuing family. As a parent, I related to SO much of this story. And as a kid of parents who are still very much involved in my life, I also related to Justin, too. I really got the dynamic between Sam and Justin, and I found myself smiling and nodding along the entire time I was listening.
As an audiobook, this was excellent. Sean Schemmel really killed the narration, getting all of the characters' voices perfectly and with nice inflection and cadence. This was a super easy listen, perfect for when you are kind of busy and can't focus on a long story, but still want something to entertain you.
The book is read well, but the format is better suited to a "waiting room" or "bathroom" book - where you're only reading snipets at a time. It's funny, and the reader's voices are great, but one-liners don't make for a great listen.
The father, this man reminds me of my mom and the s@#t she says
his voice was good , all the characters were portrayed equally
should be longer
This was a good purchase during one of the half-price sales. It's too slight to be worth a full credit but I must say I loved it and laughed out loud often. What I enjoyed the most was the way the dad (and Justin) were able to say such jerky things but with such obvious affection for each other. It's not easy to insult others with love and without condescension. And the final story about the dad's first wife was a nice touch that gave the book a little heft without ruining the good times. The narrator perfectly captures what the dad's voice should sound like: abrasive yet funny. However, the narrator is HORRIBLE at women's voices, to the point that they're almost insulting. (One of my favorite lines: "Being three years old doesn't give you a license to be an a*hole.")
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This is a amazingly funny novel that really have a few deep and touching moments thrown in. I highly recommend getting this one.
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This amazing book lends credit to the line
Loved the narration!!!
The dad is absolutely hilarious!
I liked his character because it reminded me a lot of my dad! Also, you don't expect him to be a doctor and that completely throws you off!!!
Made me laugh out loud!
I've been following @sh*tmydadsays on Twitter for some time now. I knew that the author had signed a TV deal based on his Tweets, but I had no idea that he had a book until I was browsing around on Audible one night. I'm glad I found this book because I enjoyed it immensely. In following the @sh*tmydadsays tweets, I just thought the author's dad was just a crazy old coot, but after listening to this book, I realized just how wise the dad is. If I had just one complaint, it would be that this book is too short, but I guess there's always that TV series to look forward to. I just hope it's half as good as the book.