Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Helpern
Justin Helpern’s tweets about the sh*t his Dad says started out for the amusement of his friends who had met his dad and were well aware of his colorful personality. Word of mouth sent the number of people following him into the thousands and the tens of thousands as he gathered the sayings into a website. And as so often happens these days, this was the basis for a best selling book. It is clear from this book that Sam Helpern is a colorful character, with a potty mouth, but it’s also clear that he’s trying to depart some wisdom, he doesn’t suffer fools gladly and he loves his son. The book is not just a collection of sayings although that is part of it but also made of memories between Justin and his dad. I wonder if I’ve made that much of an impression on my own kids. It’s a short book, a quick read and if bad language doesn’t bother you, will make you laugh.
Karen – Fort Mill ISBN 9780061992704