At the ripe old age of 28, Justin Halpern found himself living back at home with his 73-year-old dad Sam after his longtime girlfriend dumped him. His dad, who he describes as being “like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair” was never a man who minced his words and once Justin had moved back into the fold, he started recording the ridiculous stuff that Sam spouted. Such gems as “The worst thing you can be is a liar. . . . Okay, fine, yes, the worst thing you can be is a Nazi, but then number two is a liar. Nazi one, liar two.” have given Justin over 1m followers on Twitter, all eager to hear the pops latest philosophical musings. This book is Justin’s brilliant and touching coming-of-age memoir based on Sam’s quotes. Absolutely superb.
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