It feels good to be healthy and able to enjoy life/the weather again 🙂
My friend gave me the book over the weekend. I thought it would be drivel. Just a lame collection of the Tweets re: Sh*t his dad says. I was wrong.
This is a fast-paced biography that gripped me from one line to the next. It had me laughing, it had me close to tears. It was great 🙂
My friends and I have a special e-mail list-serv and more than a few quotes from Justin Halpern have made the rounds. I remember reading the tweets and thinking the dad, and phrases, were made up.
“Sh*t. Anyone can do that,” I thought.
Well, after reading the book I fully believe that his father not only exists, but that he says the Sh*t his son says he says. A word or two might be added/subtracted here and there, but the dad is real, and if he isn’t then I bow down to Justin for creating such an amazing character.
It made me think of my dad*. It moved me to reflect on my life lessons and upbringing.
It also made me appreciate living in a time when someone can gain success through non-traditional means. When we give chances to talent found from many different sources.
I am so glad to have read this book and I wish Justin nothing but success with his T.V. show.
*a man who used to always write his e-mails to me in all caps, which made me think he was yelling – quite the leap from his quiet disposition in real life. For example, from 2009:
I HAVE NOT RECEIVED A CHRISTMAS LIST FROM YOU.
CAN YOU HELP ME?