When you think about social media success stories, one of the first ones that may come to mind is Justin Halpern. After attempting to make it as a screenwriter in Hollywood, he moved back in with his parents and then magic happened! He created the ultra popular Twitter handle “Shit My Dad Says” (@shitmydadsays), and accumulated millions of followers, including most of Hollywood, a sitcom deal with CBS starring the incomparable William Shatner, and a #1 NY Times Bestselling book of the same title. Justin is now regarded as one of the funniest and most original minds in the literary world, and has just released his new book book ‘I Suck At Girls”, which has gained incredible critical reviews and is poised to be his second straight Bestseller with Amazon already naming it a “May Book Of The Month”! Here’s the book description, and I can personally say that it is absolutely hilarious and made me laugh out loud non-stop!
“Human beings fear the unknown. So, whatever’s freaking you out, grab it by the balls and say hello. Then it ain’t the unknown anymore and it ain’t scary. Or I guess it could be a shitload scarier.”
Fans of the #1 bestseller Sh*t My Dad Says will recognize the always-patient voice of Justin Halpern’s dad as it crackles through the pages of this hysterical new book. The story begins when Justin takes his dad out to lunch to announce that he’s decided to propose to his girlfriend.
“You’ve been dating her for four years,” his dad replies. “It ain’t like you found a parallel fucking universe.”
But eventually he gives Justin some advice: that he should take a day off and think back over everything he’s learned in life about women, relationships, and himself before making his decision. And that’s just what Justin does—revisiting everything from his disastrous childhood crushes to the night he finally lost his virginity while working as a dishwasher at Hooters.
I Suck at Girls is full of his dad’s patented brand of wisdom. But it’s also full of new characters just as funny as his dad—from his brother, who provides insights into wedding night rituals (“You stand in one corner of the room, and she stands in the other. You each take off one piece of clothing at a time”) to his first boss, who warns Justin to man up: “That’s what a man does. He takes his shots and then he scrubs the shit out of some dishes.” The result is a pilgrim’s progress through the landscape of sex and love—by one of the funniest writers at work today.
The book rights have already been sold (I smell another sitcom!), and celebrities ranging from Chelsea Handler to Jimmy Kimmel have come out in support for Justin! Like I said, when you think about social media success stories, it doesn’t get anymore Hollywood then Justin Halpern!! Here ‘The King Of Kamelot” sits down with the “Mac Daddy” of Twitter to talk about his made for Hollywood story from living in his parent’s house to bestselling author and executive producer of a CBS TV Show, the hilarious stories in the new book “I Suck At Girls”, what his dad is like in real life, some of his most fun and mind blowing celeb encounters, how his dad and my dad are the same, and sooo much more!! I have been a big fan of Justin’s and ‘Shit My Dad Says” since it started, so it was great chatting with him, and he couldn’t have been nicer and cooler!
And here is Justin on with Chelsea Lately after the success of “Shit My Dad Says”!