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I Suck at Girls by Justin Halpern
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Jun 16, 2012

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While Justin Halpern is a very talented and funny writer, this book just didn't have enough of his father in it to have my sides splitting in laughter, as Sh*t My Dad Says did.

In the book, Justin asks his father for advice on the day before he is about to propose to his girlfriend. His father tells him to spend a day thinking about it (and in typical style, throws an f-bomb or two around while giving this advice). This book follows Justin's thoughts as he reflects upon his history with girls. Given the book's title, you can imagine that his romantic past was not all flowers and sunshine. Justin regales us with stories of his first brush with pornography (which is the funniest chapter in the book) that he stole from homeless men in a cave, his loss of virginity to a Hooters waitress, and his eventual relationship with the woman he wants to propose to, among other awkward and tumultuous encounters with the opposite sex.

Justin's writing is full of colorful metaphors and colorful language. He doesn't hold back, though he never gets overly obscene. I imagine this book is somewhere between Russel Brand and Judy Blume in the scale of dealing with sexuality.. perhaps more Brand than Blume.

If you're a fan of Justin's Twitter feed, @shitmydadsays you'll love this. If you're not.. well, either you're not a fan of curse words, you don't have Twitter, or you haven't yet had the pleasure of reading the ever so eloquent and surprisingly insightful thoughts of his father, the true star of Justin's books. Go read the Twitter feed first, if you haven't done so already. If you like what you read, go get Sh*t My Dad Says and I Suck at Girls. And get ready to laugh your ass off.

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