Wanted more of his dad in the book. If was funny, but not want I was expecting.
Say something about yourself!
Halpern's first book about his father was fantastic. This second work about his own life is pretty boring - except when his father makes an appearance. Go for the first book and skip this one.
Started audiobooks years ago. Now instead of pop music on my ride to work or walk around the neighborhood I get enriched and smarter.
Sure. The content is funny.
Sure, the stories are funny, but it seems like the best stuff made it into Sh*t My Dad Says.
Does great voices, even though not accurate, they're funny
Nope, this is the follow up book
Not as good as the previous book, but still ok.
When the author enlists his 'friend' to help him conquer his fear of going into the canyon. That episode is an adolescent adventure worthy of Tom Sawyer. That unexpected sense of "victory or death" at its conclusion had me laughing out loud.
The theme that I, and I suspect many men, can relate to so easily is that of having great advice regularly pressed upon you, but without the ability to comprehend the advice until it's in hindsight. Halpern captures this perfectly, and you come away feeling like he told part of your story too.
Avid reader/listener of romance, action, thrillers, and spy novels.
It's honest approach to his life and how his parents helped him cope with girls throughout his life.
There are many, but I loved the canyon and homeless guys story.
Everything. He was hilarious.
And you thought your parents were frank....
I got this book on a whim because I read that it was funny. It was a great look at what my generation of single people go through and how life shapes us all. There's so much love within this family, but it's expressed so vulgarly that it's funny. And you'll find yourself remembering your childhood and nodding along with the narrator.
Yes, Same Humor as Sh*t my Dad says. I just wish there was more.
Sh*t my Dad says
i'm 60 years old.. an avid reader, terrible speller and self pronounced knowitall.. i usually read epic novels like James Mitchner and i stay away from romance novels.
I laughed and smiled all the way through the 4 hours and wished it was longer. And if dad is ever in need of a third wife, give him my number.
I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction.
This book is hysterically funny for the first half and just plain funny in the second half. The father's advice is uproarious and the counter point of the mother just can't be topped. I was on a crowded Amtrak train coming back from NYC and I was laughing so hard, I thought the conductor was going to put me off midway. This book is really about the travails of the author finding and figuring out whether he should or should not propose to his girlfriend.
This book is going to appeal far more to men than to woman. It isn't that the book is sexist, it's because it written from a very male point of view. Think sophomoric humor. If you like that type of humor and gutter language, you'll be fine.
For me, I found it funny. If you liked his first book and the TV show, you'll like his second. Thumbs up.
I was feeling down in the dumps before I started listening to this audiobook. Within a few minutes the exploits of Justin and his father's snarky wit had me rolling. I highly recommend this book.
A pretty good follow up to Justin's first book. I enjoyed the first one better since the dad is such a great character. I also enjoyed the Fox show "Surviving Jack" that was based off this book. Too bad it got cancelled so quickly.