Audie Award Nominee, Humor, 2013
"Human beings fear the unknown. So, whatever's freaking you out, grab it by the balls and say hello. Then it ain't the unknown anymore and it ain't scary. Or I guess it could be a shitload scarier."
Fans of the number-one best seller Sh*t My Dad Says will recognize the always patient voice of Justin Halpern's dad as it crackles through this hysterical new audiobook. The story begins when Justin announces that he's decided to propose to his girlfriend. "You've been dating her for four years," his dad replies. "It ain't like you found a parallel f**king universe."
But eventually he gives Justin some advice: that he should think back over everything he's learned in life about women, relationships, and himself before making his decision. And that's just what Justin doesrevisiting everything from his disastrous childhood crushes to the night he finally lost his virginity while working as a dishwasher at Hooters.
Full of his dad's patented brand of wisdom, it's also full of new characters just as funnyfrom his brother, who provides insights into wedding night rituals, to his first boss, who warns Justin to man up: "That's what a man does. He takes his shots and then he scrubs the shit out of some dishes." The result is a pilgrim's progress through the landscape of sex and loveby one of the funniest writers at work today.
©2012 Justin Halpern (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers
First, let me say that I am especially happy that Sean Schemmel narrated this book as he did for "Sh-t My Dad Says." The book would not have been the same using a different voice for Justin - and especially for his father. The story was absolutely hysterical - going into more detail about events which took place in the first book, as well as added new adventures. Justin's writing is superb and Schemmel's reading of this story just takes the story great to stupendous. I love that Schemmel has distinct voices for every character which adds to the story so much. I am certain people in the cars next to me at red lights thought I was a maniac as they watched me obviously laughing out loud and doubling over in my seat while listening to this book - not to mention the passengers on the seats next to me on the airplanes. I couldn't stop myself from uproarious laughter while listening. I would recommend this to anyone who is up for a great laugh and who isn't easily offended by the use of curse words. While you do not have to listen to the first book to enjoy this one, I just think it would highten someone's experience if they had the background in the first book before they listened to this one. This was fantastic.
It's quite easy going story just like in everyone's life and very good conversation between father and son .weirdly amazing.
Amazing story flow and quite relaxing book to listen
Life is short, make sure you have fun
S*** My Dad Says (Justin Halpern) set a pretty high level expectation for this read. Although I Suck at Girls was a very entertaining and funny read, it does not quite match up to S*** My Dad Says.
This book is also a great read for males that were on the more introverted side while growing up - makes our journey look easy (or maybe I am just that cool).
Not as good as Sh*t My Dad Says, but still funny and an enjoyable read.
I laughed so hard at this book. The reader reminded me at times of South Park characters and personally found that hysterical. When I finished with this book I borrowed J. Halpern's first novel from my library and listened to it twice in a row it was so funny.
This is a very funny story. I wish my dad was that smart. Mr. Halpern could write meditational books.
Justin Halpern is rapidly becoming one of my favorite writers. Likewise, Sean Schemmel's reading talent is wonderful. I can't imagine anyone else voice in my head when I quote some of these one-liners.
This book is less about the one liners that the author's Father comes up with and more about the author's personal issues with Women. Personally, I found it inspiring and heartwarming to know I wasn't the only one who felt very awkward around women.
A wonderful story and a great second volume to the author's first book. If you liked the first one, you'll like this one too.
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