In his late 20’s, circumstance forced Halpern to cohabitate with his brusque, tell-it-like-it-is father, Sam. Imagine a gutter-mouthed Confucius who’s not afraid to lay it all on the line with his utterly ribald repartee. Here are a few gems:


"A parent's only as good as their dumbest kid. If one wins a Nobel Prize but the other gets robbed by a hooker, you failed."


"The baby will talk when he talks, relax. It ain't like he knows the cure for cancer and he just ain't spitting it out."


"Just pay the parking ticket. Don't be so outraged. You're not a freedom fighter in the civil rights movement. You double parked."


Halpern’s book (and dad!) are hilarious; a true classic!


NOOK owners: go to shop, and search “Justin Halpern” to download your copy.

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by sub_rosa on ‎06-04-2010 06:41 PM

Please, it's not a classic.  It's a forgettable pop culture amusement.


Also, do you think the guy's dad really says all that stuff - or he just makes it up and uses the "dad" angle as a sales hook?


Still waiting to hear about my blog.



by NicAwesomeOle on ‎06-07-2010 10:53 AM

I loved the book, and there's more of a message to it. It was sweet, and I'm definitely thinking of gifting for Father's day.



by KF on ‎06-09-2010 03:03 PM

It is indeed entertaining, but I agree with sub_rosa, don't call it " a classic". Just finished reading "Animal Farm" by G. Orwell... that's a "classic"!