Justin Halpern is best known for his Twitter account Shit My Dad Says (and its subsequent book). This is not really about that, but his dad plays a large part in this book, too. After he decides to propose to his girlfriend, his dad gives him the advice to take a day and think about his life and past relationships and then propose (or not, I guess, depending on where his thoughts take him). This book is the result of that. :)
I haven’t read the Shit My Dad Says book, but I have read a bunch of the Tweets that inspired it, so I knew that Justin’s dad was funny. It’s not that surprising, then, that this is one of the funnier books I’ve read in a long time.
I can definitely relate to the title (I, too, suck at girls) but wow, I am the smoothest person in the world compared to Justin. (Especially high school Justin, who has no idea how to deal with women. At all.)
Here’s an example: in elementary school, he gets a crush on the cute girl who sits next to him. He draws a picture of her with a dog pooping on her face. And there’s a thought bubble coming out of her head: “I like it.” Not surprisingly, that is NOT the girl he ends up marrying.
Fortunately, things do get better (and funnier and less disturbing) for Justin. Although he dates two different waitresses that quit their job (and actually leave town) to end the relationship, he does eventually fall in love and get married.
I’m hoping to go back and read his other book now.
So while this book won’t change your life (or your opinions on love and romance, probably), it’ll definitely make you laugh out loud.