You know how when we are growing up and our parents say the stupidest things? Things like “I brought you into the world and I can take you out” or “Because I said so, that’s why”. Good times…good times. If you’re like me, you promised yourself that your wouldn’t say such stupid things. I stuck to that promise, right up until my children learned to talk. Then all bets were off. Reading this book will bring all those good times back.
This book is about all the wonderful things one man’s dad says on a daily basis. The books are set around certain topics or certain events in Justin Halpern’s life, and he relates how his dad figured into each scenario and the wonderful things his dad says about said event or situation.
As the title implies, the dad in question does not hold back on the four letter words, but, for me, it just makes the things he utters that much funnier.If you haven’t caught on to this phenomenon, it started out as a hilarious twitter feed– a feed that went viral in no time. It’s now a sitcom on CBS starring William Shatner.
It’s funny. Super funny. Here are some examples;
- “Nervous? In 5 billion years the sun will burn out and nothing you did will matter. Feel better?”
- “Don’t focus on the one guy who hates you. You don’t go to the park and set your picnic down next to the only pile of dog poop.”
Among many, many others. The wonderful thing is that many of these profanity laden gems are spot-on truth. Not the kind of truth most of us say on a daily basis, but definitely the kind we wish we could say. There are some poignant moments too. You never lose sight that this is a man that loves his family, albeit in a quirky original way. The things our parents said weren’t this funny, but after reading this book, we’re going to wish they were.
And now to my rating system:
Buy it NOW!– this is reserved for the best books
Paperback on an Airplane– It’s a good read, but if you leave it in the seat, you won’t be crushed.
Borrow it– From the library or from a friend, that way if you don’t like it or don’t find it especially moving, as I suspect you might, you won’t have spent your hard earned money on it.
Wait for the movie – The book is awful, but it might make a great film.
Skip it altogether– I hated it, I think you will too.
For Sh** My Dad Says – I am going with Buy it NOW!
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