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BOOK REVIEW I Suck at Girls by Justin Halpern @shitmydadsays @harpercollins

Book Description

May 15, 2012

"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 #1 bestseller 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 fucking 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 does—revisiting 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 funny—from 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 love—by one of the funniest writers at work today.

About the Author
Justin Halpern is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Sh*t My Dad Says, inspired by his massively popular Twitter feed. SPOILER ALERT: He lives with his wife in Los Angeles.



Even though this is a typical guy book, women should find the insights particularly hilarious.  It just confirms everything that you think you know about guys.  They are very insecure as youth, which slowly declines as they age.  This book works around the time period of "Sh!t My Dad Says" and explains how Halpern got to the point of moving back in with his parents.  He actually did give the Hollywood thing a try but in the end seemed to be defeated by love.  I am so glad that he is now married since he seemed to suffer though his whole entire life with the opposite sex.  The story makes you want to hug the guy and tell him it will be ok. 

There are some really funny moments in his story and you get all of the Dad stuff that made Halpern's first book so hilarious.  Actually, this book explains his father's reasoning more than the first.  This will make a perfect Father's Day gift or Birthday present for that guy you don't exactly know what to buy, especially fans of Jimmy Kimmel.  I think the girls in their lives will be peeking at it as well.  I really enjoy these slice of life books and even though there is crude dude humor, it is easy enough to look past that and enjoy exactly what the author is relating about growing up.  


  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: It Books; First Edition edition (May 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062113372
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062113375


  1. This sounds great. I haven't read Justin's first book yet, either, but I've heard so much about it...I think I'd really love both of the stories. And who doesn't like to get into a guy's head every now and then?!


  2. I got this for review too! I haven't read his first book but I followed the Twitter years and years ago and loved it! I need to get on this read soon :P

  3. I finished it last night ... it's funny!


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