'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 sh*tload scarier' Sam Halpern Soon after Sh*t My Dad Says began to take off, comic writer Justin Halpern decided to take the plunge and propose to his then girlfriend.
But before doing so, he asked his dad's advice, which was very, very simple (and surprisingly clean): 'Just take a day to think about it.' This book is the story of that trip down memory lane, a toe-curlingly honest pilgrim's progress of teenage relationships, sex and love by one of the funniest writers at work today.
Sh*t people say about Justin Halpern: 'Ridiculously hilarious' Chelsea Handler 'Shoot-beer-out-your-nose funny' Maxim 'Funny, silly, honest, lively and fresh' Sunday Times
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 06/06/2013
- Category: Humour
- ISBN: 9781447236849
- EPUB from £7.19
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Review by shelleyraec
Justin Halpern's twitter feed, Sh*t My Dad Says, spawned both a wildly popular book and a television sitcom starring William Shatner as Sam Halpern. More Sh*t My Dad Says is the laugh out loud follow up.Justin, having moved out and reconciled with his girlfriend Amanda, is contemplating asking her to marry him and seeks his dad's wisdom."So I'll tell you what I did right before I asked your mother to marry me: I took a day and I sat and I thought about all the things I had learned about myself, and about women, up to that point in my life. Just sat and thought. I may have smoked marijuana as well, Anyway at the end of the day, I took stock of everything I'd gone through in my head, and I asked myself if I still wanted to propose to your mother. And I did. So that's what I humbly suggest you do, unless you think you're somehow smarter than I am, which considering you share my genetics, is unlikely."Justin takes his father's advice and More Sh*t My Dad Says traces his journey from childhood, through teenage angst, career trials, and the complications of relationships, sex and love. Despite the navel gazing narrative, this is an enjoyable memoir of sorts but it is still the gruff and obscene commentary by his father, Sam, that steals the limelight.While I didn't find More Sh*t My Dad Says quite as hilarious or shocking as the first book it was still a lot of fun to read and at just over 150 pages it should brighten anyone's commute. 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.