13.7.10

Sh*t My Dad Says-



I don’t know if you have ever noticed my twitter space over on the right hand side- its right under Articles I Would Recommend- So really I don’t tweet- I just post articles that I enjoyed and think you might too. I never really followed people on twitter, until a few months ago, when a friend on Facebook posted a link to: ShitMyDadSays.
Started by Justin Halpern after moving back home with his parents, it is a collection of sage advice and insights by his 74 year old father.

"Waking up when you got a baby, you feel like you drank a bottle of whiskey the night before, except the shit's in someone else's pants."

“Calm down. You don’t just grab a ruler and tell everyone to whip their dicks out. You stuff your crotch and keep your pants on.”

“We’re banned from the dog park. Well, I guess it’s okay to hump, and it’s okay to bark, but both at the same time freaks people out."


After his twitter page gained popularity and followers, publishers approached him to write a book. The book Sh*t My Dad Says came out in May 2010 and quickly made it to the number one spot on the NYT bestseller list. I anxiously awaited the copy I ordered and was not disappointed- it is hilariously funny.
For two nights in a row I read in bed and laughed out loud while Dr. J read his Sports Illustrated and wished he was laughing. Then he read it for two nights in a row while I read books about wool felting and asked ‘what part was that?’-as he laughed out loud.
Justin’s BLOG is hilariously funny too.
To order a copy of his book read reviews and see photographs of Justin and his dad click here.

19 comments:

Indy Grrrl said...

The book sounds awesome!

Erin Wallace said...

The dad actually reminds me of my grandfather, but my grandfather was not quite SO crass!

xo Erin

kendra said...

i think he was what got me on twitter too - heh!

Gabbi said...

I love the sound of it and the laugh out loud part especially... gonna definitely try to find!

Krystal said...

i LOVE his twitter...it kills me. i just made a twitter for my blog and followed you =) you shall be some good company

3 hungry tummies said...

Thanks for the recommendation! Will have a look at my bookshop.

mieke willems said...

hi, we want to send you your surprise but we can't seem to find your adress. mail us at mail@miekewillems.com or send a message on our blog . thanks, best, mieke + veronik

tulpen said...

I've actually heard of this! (that rarely happens, I'm quite out of any loop involving cool/current things).

Love the ruler thing.

Grace said...

Thanks, never heard of this! I just put it on reserve at the local library - there are 30 people ahead of me!

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

I saw an ad for a new fall show with this title - it must be the same one?? I think it stars William Shatner...I realize it would be easy to look this up and confirm, but I saw it last night so I don't think I'm crazy! Kay, had to check - yes it's true!

XO
Lenore

shari @ little blue deer said...

I love this book! I'm a fan on FB and Twitter, and I bought my hubby the book for our anniversary. You picked out some of the best quotes, too, hilarious! XO!

Dani said...

Hilarious. Simply, hilarious.

Jen said...

I've been hearing about this book. Any read that might make me laugh is a must have in my mind!! Hopefully Amazon has free shipping this week ;-)

sherri said...

I follow him on Twitter, too. I almost got this book for B. for father's day. Maybe a stocking stuffer this year instead.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

This sounds like a good good book! Wish I could find more patience to finish a good book. I'm more a magazine fan these days ...
Happy reading! xx

orange sugar home said...

this might just be the perfect gift for my H's birthday. Too funny. Thanks so much for stopping by Osh. Nice to meet you too. :)

Clair said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I just ordered it and am looking forward to a hilarious read.
Clair

Heather Taylor said...

He has a blog too? I gotta check that out!

Clair said...

I picked up the book yesterday from the library and read it in one
evening. Almost pi$$ed myself laughting.
Thanks for the recommendation/laughs.
Clair

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