Sunday, July 25, 2010

"Sh*t My Dad Says" by Justin Halpern

Finished reading "Sh*t My Dad Says" by Justin Halpern... funny book and totally worth the three or so hours it took to make it cover to cover. Yep... it's a fast read.

The book is a combination of author relationship to his father memoir and quotes from the aforementioned Dad.

Gruff, to the point, profane, lovable and loving... all of these qualities come across in Halpern's quoting of and writing about his father. While one could debate whether the language used around his kids growing up should have been cleaner, he still comes across very favorably.

This Time Magazine piece gives some background on how the whole thing came out of a Twitter account created by Halpern and me thinks the best way to sum up the book is to say it's short, funny and good.

If the quotes from the book website strike someone as amusing, they'll I'm sure enjoy reading the whole thing.